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    DIY Motorized Turntable (FREE PLANS!)

    This motorized turntable is the perfect tool to have in the shop to rotate your projects at a steady rate while you spray paint them without having to stop and handle them to get complete coverage. You can also rotate your projects when shooting videos to display your work. Plus, you'll find numerous uses beyond the shop as well (I built this one for a local non-profit, annual table-top Christmas Tree festival).

    Free Plans! The link to the free plans takes you to my web site blog and you will find a button for the two pdf’s (combined) you can download. The two pdfs are drawings for the turntable top and base (box) with dimensions in both; Imperial & Metric. The base was drawn using butt joints as most people do not have a CNC machine. For those that own an X-Carve CNC and would like the files, I will post them for free on the web site under “Projects.”

    FREE PLANS Link:

    Materials required:
    1) Standard Rotisserie motor (either battery operated or plug-in type). I purchased mine on Amazon (they several makes/models to choose from in different price ranges – I paid about $16.00US).
    1) 5/16” length of key stock (I purchased nine for less than $3.00US online through Home Depot).
    1) Lazy Susan mechanical component assembly (I purchased mine online through Home Depot for less than $6.00US).
    ½” plywood for the base (box) unit.
    ¾” plywood for the turntable top.
    Carpenter’s glue

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    Thanks Downeast Thunder! We've added your Motorized Turntable to our Miscellaneous category,
    as well as to your builder page: Downeast Thunder's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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