Crawfish table ......and Crawfish/Gumbo/Brisket/Tool and Wood Swap

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Project by eddie posted 05-05-2014 02:21 PM 6640 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

here in a couple of weeks several of us Lumber jocks wanted to get together to pay tribute to a fellow lumber jock ’’ Roger Clark aka Rex ’’ that we had lost a ways back to cancer he fought a good fight and hes now with the Lord but he was one that all ways looked on the bright side of life and a wit and humor unmatchable the world s a bit dimmer with out him .so we decided on a meeting and some fellowship with a Gumbo/crawfish boil with some items being made to give to his family , thanks William the plaque looks great which will be posted at a latter date

Its a craw fish table made from a sheet of plywood and trimmed out with some cypress wood on the edges to keep them from falling off the edge and a hole cut int the middle so a trash can can be put under the bottom for the shell and heads to be thrown away , after it was made found a old lazy susan in the shop and mounted it on the circle that was cut out and can be used for a regular table top,i had made some bench /picnic tables a while back , ,and these picnic tables can be used as a half tables too so got to looking and found that the top will fit to a tee with the two half’s spread a part a foot r so apart. that’s the first pic , also can be used on some saw horses as a standing table with some folding saw horses that work very well .the red flor de lis craw fish were free hand drawn so they aren’t real pretty but it gives it character that’s what i say when it s just aint perfect :) .sanded with 220 and finished it with some spar poly and the cypress trim had an old can of cherry and stained to darken it up a bit then a coat of poly on it also and coated the bottom as well , i didn’t get a pic but i cut a french cleat on the bottom side out of a 4’ 2×4 for hanging it on the wall for storage . thanks for looking here’s a video for eating crawfish

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 03:04 PM

Great setup, Eddie. I’ll be with y’all in spirit during the boil. It will be a good time with good conversations, I’m sure.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 03:23 PM

looks good eddie
and thanks for the eating instructions
like the guy said
‘just get them in your mouth’

working towards you here
and Te said hi and thanks for the invite

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 04:15 PM

Roger Clark, aka Rex was one of the good guys, and though I never had a chance to see him face to face, I will miss his perspective and humor.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 05-05-2014 04:27 PM

Great job on this Eddie. Rex would have been proud to join you. I wish I could join you this year. But next year we’ll make a date!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-05-2014 04:38 PM

Chris thanks and wish you could make it too.

David look forward to the boil ,seeing you again and forgot to tell you there will be a roof raising while your here LOL just playing . time to take a break you deserve it my friend have a safe trip

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 05-05-2014 04:41 PM

oldnovice you are right ,miss him a lot and his perspective and humor was the best

Monte thank you very much and we got a date for the next one

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 06:04 PM

Looks great Eddie! Really looking forward to meeting everyone!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 06:41 PM

Oh man… I’m gonna miss all that fun The table looks fantastic, Eddie. The benches, however, look like they’ve been around the block a few times. I sure hope nobody gets a splinter where the sun don’t shine!

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#9 posted 05-05-2014 08:14 PM

candy thanks me too looking forward to the meet and some good eating too

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 05-05-2014 08:17 PM

thanks Ted wish you could make it , and that bench is a old one one been around several blocks .been setting out in the weather for a few years but is solid as a rock but may hit it with the sander a few time before them :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 05-05-2014 08:45 PM

WIsh I was there. Rex a was special friend. We stopped up at his house a couple of years ago and cut out a dead tree for him.
I always wanted to go again but even before the doc said I can’t travel, so I never got to go.

He was a special person.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#12 posted 05-05-2014 09:05 PM

Fantastic job Eddie.
This year’s boil isn’t in the cards for me….
I’ll be sure to make my presence known at next year’s!!!

Rex was one of a kind….
What kind I don’t know!!! ;^)
His is & will always be missed!!!

Carry on….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#13 posted 05-05-2014 10:15 PM

Very cool Eddie…........the Fleur-de-lis crawfish are really original…....looks like it’s good go. Looking forward to the boil!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 05-06-2014 12:06 AM

eddie, You know that Roger will be there in spirit. I would love to have heard his take on eating mud bugs! Table is just the ticket for this gathering.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 05-06-2014 12:16 AM

Save me a spot on the far end…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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