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Open faced egg - Front support needed?

hartofatigerhartofatiger Posts: 197
edited May 2012 in EGG Table Forum

This may be a stupid question, but here it goes.  I would like to build a brick area around one or two eggs.  I want to see the full front of the egg, like in a nest.  All of the table plans show a top ring for the egg to sit inside.  Does the top ring of the table provide any support, or is it a safety issue to prevent tippage if moved?  Naked whiz site has a couple of tables with the full egg showing, but i'm just curious.  Thanks.

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Comments

  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    IMO it is just a tipping issue.  I think it would be pretty hard to have your egg tip forward.  If anything i think it would want to tip backwards when the lid is open.

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,582
    I use nests. But if I built in I would only use the open front like you are talking about. So much easier to get in and out (and they have to get in and out at times).
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
    edited May 2012
    some folks have fashioned a removable front area such that, when putting the Egg in (or taking it out) they can remove the front piece, then after the Egg is safely back into position, they can put the removable piece back in. 

    If I remember, they've done it by using hinges, or maybe even some sort of "deadbolt" setup to where you can slide a fastener in & out such that you can "lock" (pin) together the 2 pieces of wood when needed, or remove it when needed.  I would also think you could (assuming you're a good enough woodworker) fashion a setup where the front piece slides into a slot on either side of the connecting pieces (mortise & tenon style). 

    Another thing to consider is that, depending on how you design your table, that front piece may or may not act as a stabilizer to keep the table from skewing (I think someone used the more proper term of "racking" in the past). 

    While a front piece is not necessarily needed, it sure does give a better "piece of mind" in case you move your table, or if you have kids which may run around the table & knock into it, etc. 

    HTH,
    Rob
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • The context if the question was building a brick, presumably permanent, enclosure for 1 or 2 eggs. I would definitely suggest making that open front. No safety issue all. I would dare call it safer because of the improved ergonomics since you don't have to lean your body into it.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • The context if the question was building a brick, presumably permanent, enclosure for 1 or 2 eggs. I would definitely suggest making that open front. No safety issue all. I would dare call it safer because of the improved ergonomics since you don't have to lean your body into it.
    hehehe... yep... that's what I get for glazing over the post & only picking up certain key words (ie, table, nest, plans). 

    Sorry 'bout that.  8-}
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,537
    What about enclosing it 240* or 270*?  That would leave the front open and provide side protection and front tipping protection if that is a worry.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • hartofatigerhartofatiger Posts: 197
    Thanks for the comments.  Naked Whiz has about 8 out of 200+ pics of open faced eggs.  I just don't want to cover-up something so sexy.  I would think more people would opt for the full frontal unless there is an issue I don't know about.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

  • RichardBronoskyRichardBronosky Posts: 213
    edited May 2012
    @hartofatiger there is no issue. @MikeP624 is right. An Egg is more likely to tip backward than anything. Your egg in an open front stationary rig will be more stable than any egg in a BGE nest. Don't over think it.
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,009
    my eggs have been sitting on a paver for over ten years now, no nest, no table, no peripheral support.  hurricanes havent tipped them over. your fine
  • pezking7ppezking7p Posts: 132
    I think it's just fine without front support.  My egg (large) has just been sitting on a paver with no issues of tipping or wobbling at all. 
  • hartofatigerhartofatiger Posts: 197
    Thank you!  We may now put the issue to rest.  Appreciate the comments.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

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