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Grillmeister...Egg Transporter Crate?

bigmikejbigmikej Posts: 216
edited 7:31AM in EggHead Forum
I tried the link below and it no longer works. I am going to try and build one this afternoon and need the measurements for the small egg.[p]Thanks![p]Mike

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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    bigmikej,
    The 2 sheets of plywood are 20x20x3/4, the hole is 15 1/2 inches, and the 2x4`s were 10 1/2 or 10 1/4....I`m going from memory here....[p]Wess

  • bigmikej,[p]The thread was just archived. Here's the new link.[p]Beers![p]Ed
    [ul][li]Egg Transporter[/ul]
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    GrillMeister, you know, two 1/2" screw eyes on the inside top of those vertical supports would provide a nice way to secure these EGGporters to a hand-truck. You could use a bungy cord or just plain rope to do it. And actually you could do almost as well by tying the rope directly to those supports without the screw eye.

  • Wise One,[p]Hmmmm. I think you are on to something. A hand truck would come in very handy (no pun intended) for those places I couldn't where I could not drive my Tahoe.[p]Thanks for the tip. I'll check it out.[p]Cheers,[p]Ed

  • GrillMeister,
    I love your idea, but I have one concern over the execution.
    Screws set in end grain like that are not very strong. If you lift the egg up by the top panel at some point I am afraid it will fail on you. Also, wracking forces from driving and moving will loosen the screws and they will be difficult if not impossible to re tighten. Some one 1"x3 or 4" stock screwed into the legs from the face would put the load on them in shear where they are strongest. Then the top could be screwed through into the side (long) grain of those (much stronger.) This would not add much cost and minimal extra work.

  • ljaycox,[p]I also added a layer of Gorilla Glue on the ends of the 2x4s and in the screw holes I drilled.[p]More bracing is always good. Thanks for the tips.
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