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Unread 03-14-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Egg table wanabe

I picked up this kitchen island for next to nothing today. I'm thinking it's the begining of an egg table for my medium. It's a butcher block top, and the other side has a 6 inch fold up/down extension. The extension is rough and needs about a 1/4 in sanded down(kid carved stars on it). Might just remove one end of the extension. Any idea on how to cut a hole in it? Might wear out my jigsaw.
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Very nice find!
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I would make a template out of birch plywood or MDF that is a diameter that will fit the egg. Then I would attach the template to the top with double sided carpet tape. I would use a router and a pattern or flush cut bit to cut the final hole through the top. Make several passes to complete the opening. Good luck and keep pics coming.
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Looks good.
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You friggin' rock with that find!
Mark your location and the then drill some holes around the inside edge of the perimeter and then finish cutting the hole with a sawzall. Finish the inside edge with a grinder and then a rasp file and finish with fine file and sander to smooth the inside edge. Use half round files. The table for my medium has an 18 1/2" hole for the egg.
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Heavy duty router and a good bit on a circle cutting jig.
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I got a couple of routers if you need one.
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It's still in the truck until I get off work this evening. I've got a router, but what type of bit? The butcher block is a good 2 inches thick. I won't be able to work on it until I get back from MS on the 24th. I need to reinforce the top shelf to be able to hold the wieght of the egg. The legs will get sanded and repainted. It has a small drawer in the middle, but I may have to loose it for the egg to fit. Table is about 4ft long. If I don't think it'll work, it'll be turned into a prep table.
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Don't know what they call them but a plunge bit. Moght have to take a few passes adjusting the depth as you go.
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I'd use a sawsall. If you use a router, take a few passes. Increase your depth each time. Watch for heat. You don't want to scorch your bit or the top.
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I cut the hole, and now need to clean it up. I'll reinforce the shelf and I need to sand down the folding piece on the other side that adds about 6 inches to the table.
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Very nice... That looks like it will work out great!
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That looks like a solid table that will entertain many for years to come.
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OK fellas. This is gonna be outdoors. I'm gonna sand the top to get rid of a few gouges. What should I seal it with? The legs will get a good coat of outdoor paint. The shelves might get the same. But what to do with the butcher block?

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they make a non toxic salad bowl oil, don't know how it would take the outside weather
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