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Postby paddles » January 9th, 2012, 5:58 pm

does anybody know of a current supplier (preferably in vic) who has plastic bonsai turntables in stock? (the round, brown, plastic... type)
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Re: turntables

Postby Mojo Moyogi » January 9th, 2012, 6:44 pm

Can I ask do they have to be plastic bonsai turntables? They are umm...... :2c: ......really crap.

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Re: turntables

Postby paddles » January 9th, 2012, 6:47 pm

I've never had an issue with the one I have... I just want another one for a tool box I'm having built
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Re: turntables

Postby Mojo Moyogi » January 9th, 2012, 6:50 pm

Sorry Paddles, I guess the real question is how many do you want and how much each do you want to spend. I have about 20 that are way better than the cheesy plastic ones, they can hold up to 40kg and stand up to a lot of day to day use.

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Re: turntables

Postby AndrewM » January 9th, 2012, 6:53 pm

Gday Paddles
Have a look at Chris's catalog. He has turn tables on page 4.
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=10507

Hope this is what you are looking for.
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Re: turntables

Postby kcpoole » January 9th, 2012, 7:38 pm

Mojo Moyogi wrote:Can I ask do they have to be plastic bonsai turntables? They are umm...... :2c: ......really crap.

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Mine cost me $2 from a $2 shop :lol: qand have had it now for about 7 years
Still good as new and works great

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Re: turntables

Postby daiviet_nguyen » January 19th, 2012, 2:04 pm

Hi,

You can get a Lazy Susan bearing for less than $30.00, and load capacity is around 250 kg. I guess you will have to make the top and possibly the stand yourself.

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Re: turntables

Postby JR_J » January 29th, 2012, 12:20 pm

Mojo Moyogi wrote:Sorry Paddles, I guess the real question is how many do you want and how much each do you want to spend. I have about 20 that are way better than the cheesy plastic ones, they can hold up to 40kg and stand up to a lot of day to day use.

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:gday: I agree with Mojo re his turntables - they're good and quite a few of our members are using them. Maybe a picture would help to appreciate the difference better.
I'm using three different ones - the cheap $2.00 ones, one of his and the expensive Japanese ones. They all have their purpose! :imo:

P.S. It’d be nice to see you again Mojo.

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Re: turntables

Postby JulzD » January 29th, 2012, 1:44 pm

Hello all.

New to the forum.

Does anyone know of a Queensland local supplier?
I've looked on the few sites I can see and it appears as though they're all sold out.

If not, I'll happily buy one from Victoria and have it shipped up.
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Re: turntables

Postby Booga » January 29th, 2012, 1:48 pm

daiviet_nguyen wrote:Hi,

You can get a Lazy Susan bearing for less than $30.00, and load capacity is around 250 kg. I guess you will have to make the top and possibly the stand yourself.

Cheers.


12" bearing $16.00 then add a stool top from an op-shop or what ever else you can come up with, I think I might make one too as I haven't got one yet :reading:
http://www.carbatec.com.au/lazy-susan-bearings_c15410
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Re: turntables

Postby Sahara » January 29th, 2012, 2:15 pm

hey guys and mojo how much are your turntables i have yet to own one and have looked around and never found any :)
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Re: turntables

Postby daiviet_nguyen » February 17th, 2012, 9:28 pm

Booga wrote:
daiviet_nguyen wrote:Hi,

You can get a Lazy Susan bearing for less than $30.00, and load capacity is around 250 kg. I guess you will have to make the top and possibly the stand yourself.

Cheers.


12" bearing $16.00 then add a stool top from an op-shop or what ever else you can come up with, I think I might make one too as I haven't got one yet :reading:
http://www.carbatec.com.au/lazy-susan-bearings_c15410


Hi Booga,

You should ask them about the load capacity too. Chinese eating places have such turn tables; these do not feel very sturdy to me.

Carbatec also have little sharpen stones that are not too expensive and are suitable for sharpening bonsai cutting tools. They also have nagura bars, I got one for about $4.00 or so. They also have a variety of little Japanese saws, I bought a key hole saw for $35.00 a while back (these saws cut on the pull rather than the push.)

Cheers.
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Re: turntables

Postby mashby » February 18th, 2012, 12:45 pm

Hi Mojo, Rudi and everyone.

Mojo are you able to tell me the size and cost of the turntables you have?

And Rudi can you describe the "expensive Japanese" turntable you use. Perhaps, if you could post some photos that would help as well.
I am in the process (it's been a long slow process due to lack of enthusiasm and heat in my shed), of making a large turntable (thanks to Paul at the Bonsai Workshop for his inspiration) for a few of my larger trees, out of a discarded office chair (from the council verge rubbish collection), some wooden cross members and thick plywood. If Paul has his at our next meeting, I will take a photo, if he doesn't mind, otherwise I will show you my effort when it is done.

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Re: turntables

Postby Mojo Moyogi » February 22nd, 2012, 1:25 pm

Hi Mashby, my turntables are 365mm diameter and 20mm thick, they are made from steel plate covered with non slip vinyl/rubber top and bottom. A steel spindle in the centre and a series of ball bearings out towards the rim of the turntable allow them to handle the weight of large trees. I've been using mine for almost 4 years now, in all sorts of weather, all it has ever needed has been the occasional squirt of WD40 on the bearings.

turntable 01.jpg

turntable 02.jpg

turntable 03.jpg


Price is $30 plus postage.
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Re: turntables

Postby Jan » February 22nd, 2012, 1:32 pm

paddles wrote:I've never had an issue with the one I have... I just want another one for a tool box I'm having built


Very interested in seeing the tool box when it is completed, Paddles.

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