Middleground
Artifacts by Sam Watters

Lake-zy Susan

A sturdy, dry, and two-faced lazy susan. Designed and built for a friend of the lakecountry, with a reversible day/night motif.

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 Waves? Birds? Stars? Sparkles?  Porque no los dos?

Waves? Birds? Stars? Sparkles?

Porque no los dos?

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

Woodburned design

Oiled and waxed maple

Fiber-rush cord wrapping

Signature series

Signature series

Keen eyes might notice the brass plug through the center of the disc. It’s a byproduct of the center hole needed to let the router jig pivot to make our circles.

The bearing hardware is recessed into the disc, so the whole piece only clears the table by about a quarter inch 🔥.

Inspiration

Inspiration

The man himself, Andy Stewart, provided the initial inspiration for this design.

Check out his portfolio ^^, it’s delightful

Interested parties might also check out the “Ridgway Medallion” project below to see another branch of this general motif.

A Slab is Born

A Slab is Born

My first crack at making butcher-block style slabbery.

Map Marker?

Map Marker?

I don’t know if I’d say my little router made short work of the piece, but we got through eventually.

Ideal Saturday Morning

Ideal Saturday Morning

Woodburning, Barry’s Gold Blend, and Escape to the Country on the tube?

This must be the place.

Ready for action

Ready for action