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     randr 
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    I purchased a sit n spin for one of my grandkids for Christmas and was so excited for him to play with it but I quickly relized they don’t make them like they used too! It’s shit!

    So I decided to make him a better one!

    purchased the lazy Susan at rockler for $9.99 and it’s rated at 1000lbs so even the wife can use it ;) then I bought a 24” and a 18” x 1” precut round circles maybe was 15 bucks and hand cut and routered the 12” circle “handle” out of 1” stair tread the center pole is just 1.5” closet rod.

    Maybe 35 bucks and a few hours to make it and here is the industrial sit n spin even adults can use :)

    i still need to sand it and paint it but works great.

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    #108874
     BorgDog 
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    Ha, that’s pretty cool dude.. where is the video?    could be fun at parties after a few beers.. outside :)   :mail:

    #108875
     randr 
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    Ha ha I’ll do a video after it’s painted and looks nice but yeah it’s funny how just a simple thing like this puts a smile on your face the second you try it. Sure it’s a stupid project but my grandkids will love it compared to the crap plastic sit n spin I bought them

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    #108877
     NailBuster 
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    hmmm… i wonder if you could put a spring up the shaft and after a few turns, let go and it’ll spin you the other way fast :)

    v2.0 of it :)

     

     

    #108893
     randr 
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    Well I don’t know about the spring idea :)
    I will say the home made sit n spin will make you sick very fast! Spins like crazy with little effort on that lazy Suzan bearing

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    #108925
     jbg4208 
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    I can’t find the link in the store to place my order!!   :unsure:   :negative:

    JK of course .. B-)

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    #109049
     TerryRed 
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    Oh man does this bring back memories! Nice job, and I love how Kris and Coco are always involved.

    Yes, I remember having one as a kid…but I also had one of the plastic junky ones for my kids too.

     

    …so I decided to use if for something else. It’s hard to describe it exactly, but I used it with my kids to create “special effects” and animation for a movie I made with my kids when they were little.

    Let’s just say, I used that and the big metal spinner ride that we used to have at our local parks long ago for some crazy stuff…and I got a lot of funny looks!

    This short video shows how I did all of this…trust me its worth it to watch the whole thing to see the ridiculous lengths I went to to make this way back 2005’ish.

     

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    #109051
     Thalamus 
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    Haha. Thanks for sharing Terry ! Not everything needs to be pinball related – always.

    #109062
     randr 
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    @terryred very cool and funny👍🏻

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    #109065
     The Loafer 
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    I used to do horror movies with some friends a while back (before youtube so early 90’s), we could have used someone ingenious like you Terry!  If you ever do more, I’m a movie nut, would be happy to help in any way I can.  Well done but most importantly it looks like you all had a good time doing these.

    #109165
     randr 
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    Quick video

    this guy is 6’4” and 270lbs

     

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    And my daughter trying it out

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    #113718
     CastilianFly 
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    Cool project. Well done Randr  :good:

    #113719
     xenonph 
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    “and it’s rated at 1000lbs so even the wife can use it”

    LOL!!

    Glad she hasn’t injured you yet, so you can still update us on this. lol

    Pretty cool doing this for the kids.

    They don’t make things like they used too.

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