View Full Version : APRIL 2014 Project of the Month - The Egg-centric Repository!

03-31-2014, 09:12 AM

The Egg-centric Repository is a fun and whimsical container for all manner of “stuff”! Stow wrapped candies or paper clips on the desk, or whatever strikes your fancy - it’s all up to you. It is certainly a conversation starter. Friends and family will take notice of this somewhat humorous rendition of a “box”!
The project uses the 1/16" Carving Bit and the 1/8" Cutting Bit. No other bits are required. The overall dimensions of the Egg-centric Repository, including the stand, are about 8" dia. x 8" tall. The egg itself measures about 4.5" dia. x 6.75" tall.

Main items you will need:
1) The Project Files (included):
• Eggcentric.mpc
• Egg_Stand.mpc

2) Boards with the following dimensions:
Eggcentric: .75" x 11" x 30"
Egg Stand: .75" x 7" x 18"

NOTE: Do not use boards that are smaller than specified above unless using an appropriate jig to achieve these minimum dimensions.

3) Three silicon or felt self-stick dots to cushion the egg when put in the stand.

4) Sandpaper, wood glue, clamps, stain and/or paint and clear finish.

5) A Dremel-type rotary tool with assorted sanding wheels and bits to sand small details and speed up preparation for finishing. OPTIONAL: Spindle sander and/or hand power sander.

Apply stain/paint and clearcoat of your choice. Here’s what I used on my Egg-centric Repository made from Select Pine:

Egg Stand:
• Rust-Oleum Golden Mahogany Ultimate Stain
• Several light coats of Krylon acrylic clear spray

Egg-centric Container:
• Brushed 7 coats of full-strength Bulls Eye SealCoat sanding with 400-grit between coats for a high-gloss finish

I created the sample as a “pure” egg with no adornment. However, there are endless possibilities to decorate the egg as you wish. A few starter ideas are:

• use “puff paint” to create raised, extruded designs
• use a wood burner to create burned-in designs
• apply gold, copper or silver leaf to the egg
• coat with metallic paints and apply an antique patina
• apply spray “stone” texture or marbleizing paint
• modify the MPC file to include a small drill hole in the center of the top, then insert a decorative wooden or metal knob as a “lift” handle

Smoken D
03-31-2014, 09:23 AM
WoW! Very Cool, will make a great gift!

03-31-2014, 10:01 AM
I like that can I buy that one , I don t have the set up or paid for project for the year

03-31-2014, 10:34 AM
Just in time for easter, very nice project!

03-31-2014, 11:14 AM
Nice project, Michael. Great timing for Easter.

03-31-2014, 02:54 PM
I've just recently joined the POM, is there a direct link available to go directly to the web page to download the new projects? Thanks!

Smoken D
03-31-2014, 07:01 PM
drose01, it will be e-mailed to your address when it comes out from CarveWright central. The instructions will be with that e-mail on downloading it.

03-31-2014, 07:47 PM
Very cool MT!

04-01-2014, 06:31 PM
Sending to all Project of the Month Subscribers!

Also available for individual purchase.

04-01-2014, 06:48 PM
I just look there for the project not there http://forum.carvewright.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=68643&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1396271462 (http://forum.carvewright.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=68643&d=1396271462) just found it thx

04-01-2014, 06:55 PM
I just look there for the project not there http://forum.carvewright.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=68643&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1396271462 (http://forum.carvewright.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=68643&d=1396271462)

What do you mean "not there"? Not where? It is in the store under Basic Projects and CarveBuddy.

You do not have a POM subscription.

EDIT: OK, I see now that you have found it.

04-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Thanks, everyone! Hope you enjoy makin' some eggs!