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What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair?

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#1 wky46

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

Hi all. Thinking of taking a lazy susan bearing and sandwiching it between two pieces of plywood to make a base and swiveling platform (just large enough for the footprint of the lawn chair). Would any of these bearings work http://www.woodcraft...n-bearings.aspx ? Thanks.... Phil

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

How much do ya weigh??? :smirk:

#3 Dick Jacobson

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

I used the 12" size in a chair and it worked fine. I weigh about 200 lbs and I suppose the chair and its supports added another 10 or 20.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

170 lbs. (all muscle with the physique of an olympic swimmer) :grin:

#5 wky46

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Okay, just the 170 lbs. was correct. Thanks, Dick! :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

I got one at Lowes that will carry 1000lbs for $10.
I put it on the bottom of my 17.5" base and it's nice and
smooth. De Lorme

#7 GlennLeDrew

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

My chair (images in my Gallery, linked to below) uses a 17-1/2" diameter aluminum ring bearing purchased from Lee Valley here in Ottawa. It's not inexpensive, but the large footprint is very much more stable than a 12" lazy Susan. A friend built a chair using a 12" lazy Susan, and added several furniture glides well outside the bearing for support if his body weight shifts and would otherwise stress the bearing due to tilt.

#8 wky46

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

Glad to know DeLorme that it's working for you. I'll keep the 1000 lb. load in mind. Glenn, that's remarkable, I admire anyone that can do something like that. Furniture glides are an excellent idea. Thanks all..... Phil


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