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Work in Progress

jetmechjetmech Posts: 75
edited 9:24AM in EGG Table Forum
Almost done, have a few things to add and touch up but it's made it to a state of being usable.

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Comments

  • Is this a local red cedar? Cedar is my favorite. I really wished I had used for my table. What is going to happen on the back with the 4x4s?
  • jetmechjetmech Posts: 75
    Picked up the lumber at Menards. It could have been from anywhere but I either have or have access to good quality woodworking tools. A few runs through the planer and it really made the rough cut look fantastic. I just coated with a couple coats of satin spar varnish. The 4x rear uprights are going to get post cap lights, mostly for effect and too make it a little different. I may do something like add a shelf to the left side. My bottle opener and catch can are on the way, unfortunately I could not find one for my school and neither of the two beer brands I am most partial had the catch can so I went with choice #3
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Very nice job, you will get years of pleasure from your egg and that table :cheer:
  • jetmechjetmech Posts: 75
    Thank you!
  • sbmfjsbmfj Posts: 37
    Very nice. Did you use the Whiz's instructions? If so, did you drill the hole for the wheel's axle at the height in the instructions? Reason I ask is that the Whiz's plans are designed for a 10" hard wheel, whereas you and I are using a rubber air wheel, and I wasn't sure if it would absorb allot of the weight, and result in the table being uneven (ie not level).
    Thanks
  • jetmechjetmech Posts: 75
    Thank you. Yes I used NW's plans as a base. I bought those wheels at Tractor Supply Co and instead of using a threaded rod, I used a 5/8 x 8" bolt with a couple large area washers, a lock washer and nut. The tires seem fine underthe weight and when I put them on I stood on the end and bounced to see how the weight would be supported. I weigh 190# and all was good with me on there. I bought the hardware at TSC as well in the hardware by the pound section. Measurement seemed good and it had clearance when I brought the table home and moved it around back to my deck. Had I thought ahead, I would have drilled the holes in a press instead of winging it with a drill. I don't have camber issues but I do have a little bit of toe out ;)
  • Wow...Looks Great...Can I pay you to make one just like that for me!!! How much $$ do you have invested in the table itself?
  • jetmechjetmech Posts: 75
    Thank you! It's really not alot. I caught the lumber on sale at Menards and spent $96 in wood, about $20 for the wheels and hardware, $15 in the handle and another $15 in the tiles and paver. Lights are coming and that will add to the cost but shouldn't be too bad. If you're near Indy I'd be glad to help you out.
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