I have been struggling with my design and weather considerations for my table that is apparently only in developmental stages. So, chopping at the bit, to get cooking, I bought a rolling nest and mates from one if you guys, and intend to get cooking.
This didn't satisfy my immediate need to be creative in my new eggventure, so I made a new handle for the egg to hold me over while I tweak my design for the table. I had plenty of scrap mesquite laying around from other projects but not enough to tackle a full table. So I milled a handle of the same shape and dimension of the stock plastic handle on the new eggs. I intend to use waterlox finish (a tung oil product) on it as well as the table. But here is a picture if the raw wood on the trial fit to the metal frame. It is halved, with a recess for metal frame, and I used the same screws, and I countersunk from the back and tapped them into the face.
Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.