I had some time over the holiday weekend to work on some new products that have been bouncing around in my head. One such product is a wine barrel head lazy susan. I had a wine barrel head, and took it apart. It is held together by dowels, but can fall apart pretty easily. I took the head completely apart, and glued each oak wood section back together. This will give the wine barrel head lazy susan much more strength. Once it was glued, I placed it in a clamping mechanism for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the glue was completely dry. I then sanded it with 80/100/220 sequence with my orbital sander. This was a tedious labor intensive step, but the end result is an oak lazy susan that looks great, and feels smooth to the touch. I tried to keep as much of the markings on the lazy susan head as possible. This particular wine lazy susan head has the markings from the cooperage. In this case it is a French cooperage by the name of Taransaud. The next step was to hand rub a food safe special blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil. This enhances the natural beauty and depth of grain in the oak head. This blend should be re-applied after months of use to maintain the luster of the wood.
My final step of the process was to add the lazy susan hardware. This allows the head to rotate a full 360 degrees.
I will be making more of these wine barrel head oak lazy susans as time allows. I just need to purchase some more barrels to do so.