Easter Egg Display Platforms

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Introduction: Easter Egg Display Platforms

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With Easter coming up, I bought Ukrainian Easter eggs for my family from Ardyth at the eggnpagan Link to the shop where I bought my eggs and I wanted to make a platform to display them. In this Instructable I will describe how I made these. The platforms are made of either Zebrawood or Mahogany.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

  1. Tools
    1. Table saw with a sled
    2. Drill Press with a 1/8 inch bit
    3. 1 inch Forstner bit
    4. Roundover bit on router table
    5. Sander with 220-grit paper
  2. Materials
    1. Zebrawood or Mahogany (Any wood will do). Three inches wide by 3/4 inch thick.
    2. Tung oil

Step 2: Cut the Wood Into Three Inch Squares and Mark the Center

  1. Use the table saw to cut three inch squares
  2. Mark the center of each piece using a straight edge ruler.

Step 3: Drill a 1/8 Inch Hole in the Center

Using the drill press, drill a 1/8 inch hole in the center. The nail on the sled will pass thru this

Step 4: Cut a Circle Using the Sled

  1. Make a very small diameter drill hole on your sled about 2 7/16 inches away from the blade
  2. Tap a nail in the square.
  3. Begin cutting the edges by passing it thru the saw.
  4. Rotate the square by a few degrees at a time until you have cut the square into a circle

Step 5: Using a Forstner Bit, Make a 3/8 Inch Deep Hole 1 Inch Across.

  1. Again using the drill press use a 1 inch Forstner bit to make a 3/8 to 4/8 inch deep cup in the center of each disc.
  2. This will be the cup where the egg rests

Step 6: Using a Router, Round Over the Top Edge

  1. Carefully use a round-over bit on a router to round over and soften the top edge.
  2. This is optional and if you like the stand to be a puck, that's up to you.
  3. Sand all surfaces smooth using 220 or higher grit sandpaper

Step 7: Apply Tung Oil or a Finish of Your Choice

I used Tung Oil which is fast and provides a nice finish. This is not a project that is exposed to water and so Tung oil should be fine. Alternatively you can use Danish Oil, Teak Oil, Polyurethane or any finish you desire. I put on three coat with each coat applied about an hour apart.

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    4 Discussions

    Thanks P. Yes the eggs are really the star of the show but I'm glad to be a supporting actor.

    Nice at first I thought the were turned on a lathe. And very beautiful eggs!

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    Thanks. I saw this method of creating circles on a table saw and have made ones from two and a half inches to about a foot.