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  • mosgar
    I like your table and plan to pattern my new one off of yours. The legs on my current table are 2 x 4, and with the weight of the egg and construction of the table, the legs are now starting to push out so I want to use 4 x 4's. Since the Kreg system only goes up to 2" material how did you attach the apron to the 4 x 4's? Glue only? Would you make any changes/recommendations regarding this now that you've had a few seasons of use?
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    January 28
    • xiphoid007
      xiphoid007
      I used the kreg jig to make 2 boxes with the 2x4's and the. Fit the 4x4's inside those boxes. Each set at the heights I mentioned. I then used the jig to affix each 4x4 to the 2x4's using each inner face of the 4x4. The trick was using the kreg mini jig. U can affix it anywhere as long as u have a c-clamp. How far you place it away from the board is a calculation. It's my brother's jig, so I honestly forget how I did it, but I'm pretty sure u just hold it flush. For a 2x4 it matters less that with the 1x4's for the table tops. I supplemented with glue at all joints except the table tops, that way I could always replace, either with fresh wood, or another surface if I wanted (granite, for example.)

      Please check my post where I said I would move the lower table up a little. With the table nest the hinge just barely contacts the table. I put a half inch tile under the table nest and now it's perfect. If you plan on doing that anyway, I'd leave the dimensions the way they are. It's not a bad idea to have to stone also as the egg gets pretty hot with a long pizza cook, for example.

      Also, in retrospect I would make the hole a little large. Probable 1/4-1/2 inch for the overall diameter. There's about 1/4 clearance all around now, but I've scorched the sides a little on hot cooks. I have to roll my table back and forth a little and it rattles just enough to get to close and I don't notice.

      I hope this helps. Overall it is rock solid stable. I would rather have it stationary, but I need it mobile. With the wheels the height is perfect.
  • uhptony

    Will you share your table plans? I would like to have a sketch and exact measurements.

    h2otony@aol.com

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    July 2014
    • xiphoid007
      xiphoid007
      The plans are at the top of my post. I think the measurements are all in those pictures to make the table. Only thing is you may want to raise the bottom table 1/2 to 1 inch. My hinge was just barely touching with the table nest.