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wky46
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What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair?
      #5633572 - 01/20/13 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.com/category/2001061/lazy-susan-bearings.aspx ? Thanks.... Phil

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cloudmagnet
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Reged: 12/04/08

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Re: What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair? new [Re: wky46]
      #5633731 - 01/20/13 06:28 PM

How much do ya weigh???

Edited by cloudmagnet (01/20/13 06:29 PM)


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Dick Jacobson
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Re: What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair? new [Re: wky46]
      #5633827 - 01/20/13 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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wky46
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Re: What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair? new [Re: cloudmagnet]
      #5633839 - 01/20/13 07:45 PM

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

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wky46
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Re: What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair? new [Re: cloudmagnet]
      #5633840 - 01/20/13 07:45 PM

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

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De Lorme
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Re: What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair? new [Re: wky46]
      #5634167 - 01/20/13 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


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GlennLeDrew
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Re: What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair? new [Re: De Lorme]
      #5634267 - 01/21/13 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.

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wky46
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Re: What type Lazy Susan Bearing for Bino Chair? new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5634557 - 01/21/13 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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