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Old 08-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Thinking of making an Oyster shucking table in anticipation of cool fall evenings by the fire pit. Anybody got any pics or ideas for a neat one?

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I built a couple for my Mom- PT pine since they stay outside. (2)1x4"s for each leg, a 2x4 frame, and then 1x or planking for the table top. Made the table taller than normal. In the center is a hole to throw shells into a trash barrel. On either side of that is a hole (2 total) that will hold a galvinized bucket full of hot oysters. On top of the center hole, about 12" high is 12" x 12" table that has a dowel for roll of napkins and several small holes to hold oyster knives.
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add some "wedges" to hold the oysters, makes it easier...
something like this..
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I built a couple for my Mom- PT pine since they stay outside. (2)1x4"s for each leg, a 2x4 frame, and then 1x or planking for the table top. Made the table taller than normal. In the center is a hole to throw shells into a trash barrel. On either side of that is a hole (2 total) that will hold a galvinized bucket full of hot oysters. On top of the center hole, about 12" high is 12" x 12" table that has a dowel for roll of napkins and several small holes to hold oyster knives.
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sounds cool but I wouldn't want food on PT wood
maybe starboard for a top
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Awesome! Keep 'em coming! Starboard on the top sounds like a good idea roozter...Any body seen one with the sides sloped in in a "V" shape towards the hole?
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Since we are talking fall oyster shucking....can I add to the post....anyone made a grate to go over an open pit for steaming oysters?
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Since we are talking fall oyster shucking....can I add to the post....anyone made a grate to go over an open pit for steaming oysters?
We used to use sheet metal (read; street sign) when they came in croaker sacks. All I get now are either my hand picked or plastic weave bags so I steam them in a pot.
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Here's one that a buddy of mine made. It works out really well. He started out with a round plastic table, cut the hole in the center for shells and made the raised platform to place the oysters on.



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Since we are talking fall oyster shucking....can I add to the post....anyone made a grate to go over an open pit for steaming oysters?
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Come on guys, any more ideas? Oyster season is upon us!
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Thinking of making an Oyster shucking table in anticipation of cool fall evenings by the fire pit. Anybody got any pics or ideas for a neat one?

Cheers!
Stump Sound oysters are the best. used to get them from a guy who lived at the end of Allen's Lane when I lived in Wilmington
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Stump Sound oysters are the best. used to get them from a guy who lived at the end of Allen's Lane when I lived in Wilmington
Where???? I live on Allens Lane.
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My father in law builds these.

http://www.lowcountrysportfishing.ne...sterTable.html
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Then you need this.

http://williamsknife.com/store-items/edisto/
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Tonight would be the perfect night!!! It's in the high 50's...

The best oysters I have had were cooked on oak wood. Anyone do this?

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http://www.souwild.com/custom-metal-...oyster-tables/
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$300 ?!
That's a LOT of oysters!

That's a beautiful work of art. Love my knives - If I used an oyster knife with any regularity, this would be on my short list!
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You need one of these too. I make them.
https://www.facebook.com/#!/RawDawgOysterShucker
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