New spin on finishing tables
I came up with this rotating stand when it was time to put a finish on a table. Made from a lazy-Susan bearing sandwiched between pieces of 3⁄4 ×12"-diameter plywood, I gave it more reach by attaching four pivoting extension arms. The arms swing out to hold large projects, and then fold up to stow away. Now I don't have to walk around the workbench; I simply rotate the workpiece without handling the fresh finish. And I'm always looking at the project from the best-lit angle.
—Larry Ormsbee, Cambridge, Ont.