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Custom BGE Handle - DIY - Warning, pic heavy

I saw some nice custom handles for sale.  I thought, hey that looks like a fun project where I can watch football and actually accomplish something.

Started with a piece of cedar that went down during Hurricane Isaac.

Pictures tell the story.  Not quite done, about to encapsulate in Epoxy.  I'll post the remaining pics as I shoot them.


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This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,358
    Very cool. You have nice tools!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Nice craftsmanship!  I guess you need a hobby on Sunday this year as the Saints have been stuck in the mud.

    ........................................................................................

    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    Thanks Steve.  The kid's all grown up, gotta stimulate the economy somehow. :D

    @Fred - Yeah, sadly.  At least they won last week.  Maybe we'll beat the Broncos tonight.  I hope so or I'll have to use one of my nice tools to slit my writs. ;)
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,358
    You can have my daughter and her dance bills if you want

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    No thanks....your daughter's dance bills would feed a medium sized village in Zimbabwe.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,358
    Yeah man :((

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,662
    I'll take one..and trade my daughter's dance bill and the time I spend building stage props.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Well that is just cool.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,358
    henapple said:
    I'll take one..and trade my daughter's dance bill and the time I spend building stage props.

    Do you know what comps you are doing this year?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,662
    No...I know Chattanooga, Atlanta, Murfreesboro and nationals in pcb....you?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    edited October 2012
    Oh great. My thread's been hijacked by the dance club parent association. :)

    Just kidding.  I encourage any and all activity on my threads. 

    OK.  Just coated with epoxy.  It soaked it up like a sponge.  Needs to dry overnight, light sand and then a couple coats of spar varnish, then put on egg.


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    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,662
    How much for one that says "I'm better than Nola"?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • cspearce2cspearce2 Posts: 107
    Awesome...Great Job...
    Kind Regards...Papa C
    Peachtree City, GA
    2-XLBG's E...Webber 22" kettle, Retired Gas Grill
    Roll Tide!!!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    edited October 2012
    henapple said:
    How much for one that says "I'm better than Nola"?
    Pound of flesh.  You have to 1. build it yourself and 2. must say "> Nola"
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    Oh, explanation of the handle attachment.  I originally thought I'd just cut the old metal handle, cut some slots into the new wood handle and glue it in.  Then I realized it's not gonna last if I do that.

    So I took two big stainless bolts, drilled and tapped holes in the cedar.  Screwed them in, cut them to match the radius of the egg.

    I used a plasma cutter to cut some fairly thick stainless scrap.  I bent that to match the radius of the egg, then drilled holes to match the existing handle mount bolts.

    I back welded the bolts to the stainless strip by drilling a hole behind the bolts and welding on the back.  This way I don't have any visible welds.  Need to buff out all the discoloration from the weld, but that's a last step.

    With the epoxy encapsulation and stainless, it should last forever.   Epoxy makes the light cedar very strong.  Epoxy doesn't handle UV (sun) very well, so the spar varnish will protect the epoxy. 

    Always wanted to make something from wood I cut from a tree.  Now I get to check that off my bucket list and keep using milled lumber.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    So, are you taking orders?
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    So, are you taking orders?
    Hahaha...I wish. 

    Actually, I have a small CNC machine that I need to get working.  It was a kit that I built.  I finished building it, then had some connectivity problems.  Once I get that sucker working, I can do some serious carving and inlays.  So maybe one of these days.....
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Holy Hell! I think you need more meat on that handle attachment. Lol
    Mark Annville, PA
  • can you send me the link to your table, I am guessing you built that yourself as well, getting ready to start mine.  Tks.  M
    2 Large BGE, 1 Small.  
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    edited October 2012
    maximus1 said:
    can you send me the link to your table, I am guessing you built that yourself as well, getting ready to start mine.  Tks.  M
    @maximus1  Sure - http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1140407/my-home-made-egg-table-pecky-cypress/p1
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Like that is totally awesome handle dude...(Sorry had to throw some californize for the Giants).  Toggling back and forth Saints are not doing so go...Giants doing better.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • tks
    2 Large BGE, 1 Small.  
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,358
    You could lose the fleur di lie and I wouldn't mind one little bit

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    edited October 2012
    Thanks austin-dude!  Peyton drew first blood, but Brees hit Sproles and I think we got a football game.

    @Little Steven - and to think I was going to make you one covered in fleur de lies.  Hurrumph!
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,358
    henapple said:
    No...I know Chattanooga, Atlanta, Murfreesboro and nationals in pcb....you?
    Not sure yet but I know Florida is in there

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    Damn Broncos. 
    :((
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,332
    Done.   Installed.
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    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,662
    Really nice...mine is next.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 575
    thats pretty f'n sweet!
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    What kind of wood did you use for your table? I'd like to see pics you have of your table. Trying to accumulate ideas for when I build one.
    Dunedin, FL
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