In a few of my videos I show my lazy susan workbench. I have a bunch of tools that serve a common purpose. Mostly sanders to be exact. I didn't want to store them and pull them out as I needed them OR have them all lined up on a single traditional rectangular workbench. I decided to make a lazy susan so that I could spin it around to the tool I need.
Here's what I did.
First, I needed a table design that was easy to build and could support a lot of weight. I borrowed the table building concept from the wood whisperer's outfeed table video. I think he even borrowed it from Norm Abram. It's an easy way to slap together a table using plywood.
Next, I needed the lazy susan components. I found on Amazon a lazy susan bearing ring that supports 1000 lbs. That's more than I would ever need. Also, since the table top circle would be 48" diameter, I wanted support at the end of the table. So I bought 1" roller bearings.
So - the concept is pretty straight forward. Build a table and round table top, add the lazy susan ring, and support the outer edges with the 1" roller bearing. I used a square block of wood between the table and the 48" plywood circle. I made sure to compensate for the thickness of both the lazy susan ring and the bearing. So I had to use my planner to remove material from the block of wood until it was putting the plywood circle just on top of the roller bearings.
I then drilled a 2" hole all the way through the center. I don't worry about cords twisting as I tend to pull one way to get to one machine and the opposite way to get back. It's worked so far without any severe cord twisting.
Until recently, I used the space underneath for lumber storage. I just threw boards down there and let them pile up. This was driving me crazy so I created some dividers with scrap wood.
I created a PDF file from my cad program. This will help you with the table design. it's 48"x48"x48". Feel free to change it to meet your needs.