Decorating with the EggLathe

Decorating with the EggLathe allows your egg to turn, while you can draw on it with a pen, or paint brush.

This EggLathe was built of laser cut corrugated plastic, and is an early iteration of the design. The first parts were cut of cardboard, but future parts should be cut from either acrylic or baltic birch plywood.

The sides were designed to have lots of slots, which will allow the interior parts holding the motor and gearbox to slide. This will allow for adjustability to accommodate a variety of objects in the EggLathe. The interior parts have a type of slot known as a TNut, which are shaped in a t pattern, and allows for holding a nut and washer captive. Compression is achieved by tightening the machine screw through the outside part.

This design was inspired by the Egg-Bot by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories.

There are photos of this project. You can download the files for this design.

About Chris Connors

Making things is the best way to learn about our world.
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3 Responses to Decorating with the EggLathe

  1. Pingback: MAKE | Decorating Eggs With the EggLathe

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  3. blinkypoet says:

    Is it possible to size this for an emu or ostrich egg? I am looking for a relatively light yet stable way to subdue some of those for decoration!

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