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Egg table in the works

thillinthillin Posts: 33
edited 6:17AM in EggHead Forum
I picked up a kitchen island I want to make into an egg table. It's 2" thick butcher block on top. Any sugestions how to cut the hole? What's the best way to make a really good circle cut?



  • James MBJames MB Posts: 356
    A point to note - I have a butcher block (from a UK butcher) but there are threaded rods that run through it to keep the individual pieces of wood together - you don't want to be sawing through those. I guess you'll be OK if they are bonded together.
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  • thillinthillin Posts: 33
    Thanks, I can draw the circle and make a template, but was looking as to what to cut the butcher block with. I think a few passes with the router might work.
  • I think I'd hold off on the router idea until you know for sure if there is threaded rod running through it. You might be able to run a strong magnet across the top as a test. A high speed router bit hitting metal rod is not a pretty picture.
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  • thillinthillin Posts: 33
    Talking with some guys from Home Depot, I think I'll give it a go with a jig saw. It's storming here in DFW so I'll give it a go the next couple of days.

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