Celebrating one year as a LJ - An Eggplate?

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Having been quiet for some time, and to mark today as my 365th as a member of the community, (OK, I know it’s a leap year, but I’ll probably forget tomorrow) I thought I’d better post a project.

This was a gift for a little girl. It occurred to me that conventional eggcups skid around on the plate, so I came up with this. It’s deliberately heavy & therefore stable and provides a space for the toast ‘soldiers’. Finish was of course a food-safe oil.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 09-19-2008 11:18 PM

I always like your turnings Stewart. This is no exception. Congrats on one year!

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#2 posted 09-19-2008 11:19 PM

Very inventive, and quite beautiful as well as useful.

I must admit, with the brown egg that we don’t see much around here, and were the spoon not thrre as a clue, I might have been at a loss as to exactly what this was supposed to be. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-19-2008 11:26 PM

well isn’t that smart!!! and beautiful

and congrats re: 1 year!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 09-19-2008 11:26 PM

Beautiful, & functional.

A great design idea.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 09-19-2008 11:32 PM

happy first LJ’s birthday! thats really cool! if i was a little girl i would love something like that! i’m sure she’s gonna love it!

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#6 posted 09-19-2008 11:52 PM

What a great idea and well done too.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 09-20-2008 01:05 AM

That is a wonderful idea, Yorkie. And congratulations on a successful first year. I am sure that this upcoming year will be even more interesting.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 09-20-2008 01:07 AM

Really Neat!

Which did you turn first- the egg holder or the plate?


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 09-20-2008 01:20 AM

Happy one’th Stewie!
Your work is rather eclectic this time.
Well done BTW but really, ducks eggs on birch?
We would never stand for it here, must be cedar…? or was that fish?


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 09-20-2008 03:03 AM

great (and useful) project! wonderful work and design as always. Congrats you your LJ anniv! A toast to many more! ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#11 posted 09-20-2008 03:12 AM

Happy Birthday Stewart. I wish you many more.
One doesn’t see many egg cups in the US these days. You have done a very nice job of it.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 09-20-2008 04:09 AM

It’s been great having you here Yorkie!

I always look foward to seeing your Brit slant on things!


BTW nice plate.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#13 posted 09-20-2008 04:20 AM

Nice functional piece turned off center. Thanks for sharing.

Happy LJ day!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 09-20-2008 04:22 AM

Happy birthday woodworker !

really cute plate.

it has that …. -really-cool-got-have-one looks to it.

what did you use for the black lines. .... very nice touch.

Your lumber bud from OHIO

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 09-20-2008 05:09 AM

Simply wonderful. What a great idea and so well executed. I only wish that the toast ‘soldiers’ were in the picture. Cheers and happy LJ 365th.

-- Joe, Indiana,

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