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New Egg Table

HerbHerb Posts: 28
edited 12:25PM in EggHead Forum
Here is the table i've been working on for the past week. As soon as i can find someone to help me carry it of the cellar i'll post some "in action photos'








  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Lokkin good Herb.Very nice work :)
  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,437
    GREAT JOB!! :woohoo:
  • Bob-OBob-O Posts: 211
    Some things can be described with only one word. This one would be:

  • HerbHerb Posts: 28
    Thank you all for the kind words
  • KCKC Posts: 91
    Man, that is a thing of beauty.
  • Herb that is beautiful!
    Is it mahogany? The tile looks excellent, great choice! Looks like you really puts some thought into this, great job!

    Now, make sure you get a cover for it so you get the most mileage out of that wood and the finish. Mine's mahogany and I used a sealer like Thompson's for the finish and even with a cover I need to touch it up once a year.
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    Great fit and finish! You have something to be proud of.
  • HerbHerb Posts: 28
    It is mahogany, and I put 3 coats of spar urethane on it. do you still recommend thompsoms on top of urethane?

    Any suggestions as to where I can find a custom cover?
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,293

    You are truly a craftsman. Exceptional.

    Is that an airplane in the background?
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • HerbHerb Posts: 28
    Yes, it is, 1/3 scale piper super cub. I got 14 planes in the cellar .They're remote control and I have been building planes a lot longer than tables :)

    This was my first attempt and a large scale woodworking project. I'm happy with the results.
  • Man!! From a sawdust maker to a woodworker - that is mightyfine. Don't need Thompsons water seal with with 3 coats of polyurethane. For a custom cover I would go to an upholstery shop. A cheap alterantive may be going online to find a boat cover for say a 10-12' boat if something that small exist.
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    That's a pretty slick table you did, Herb. Is the other side cut out for the same size egg?
  • ScubadogScubadog Posts: 97
    Great job!!!
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Give there folks a try:

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Broke down over the week-end and located a Radial Arm Saw on Craig's List. Mrs. Wolf says as long as some badly needed repairs to the Wolf Compound are made I can knock myself out with the Wolf Den and the Mobile Wolf Den.

    I just hope I can do as good as a job as you did on your table.
  • Herb, that's fantastic! I just completed mine this weekend (pics pending). It was fun building it, but I'm glad it's done. Now I can spend all my time cooking. :laugh:
  • Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

    Like most BGE-ers, am thinking of one of these myself.

    Maybe a slightly rude question, but what was your budget for that project? (Forgetting for a moment the standard craftsman rate of $75/hour for your labours.)
  • Herb-
    Your good with the spar urethane, don't need anything more.
    Just remember the finish won't last forever and that probably once a year will be good maintenance-at least for the top. Play it by ear.

    As far as the cover goes, even if you throw a tarp over it temporarily it will help.
    I like to leave stuff on my table (like a grill light and welders gloves) that I don't want to get wet. Which is another reason for a cover. Most of all though, the cover is worth it to protect your beautiful work.
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Beautiful table, Herb, and the mahogany just caps it. I'm planning a new table this spring, if we ever get spring.
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