book collections email follower instructable user

Multi Purpose Rotary Machine - Mulling, Welding, Pottery, Photography Turntable

FeaturedContest Winner

Step 8: Bearing Undercarriage

Adding the plywood top helped to stiffen up the whole structure, but I still wanted a bit more security for the bearing mount so I added some oak hardwood I had chainsaw milled (check out my CS Mill I'ble) some years back. It was dense, strong and hard, so should work well.

I ripped it in half on the bandsaw, and used some reclaimed engine bolts that were nice and long to clamp the halves together. Then the holesaw created the opening to receive the bearing block. Loosening the bolts allows me to slide the bearing block in, tightening them up locks the bearings in place. Check the picture notes for more details...