Once in a while there is a fun little project that opens up the mind. While this table still needs it's glass top, I am very happy with how it looks so far considering it's obvious simplicity. Two slabs of wood with a crank shaft bolted in between. I did this for my client who is the owner of a Mercedes dealership. I am assuming that the crank shaft is from a Mercedes. Before it is all done, the crank shaft is going to get cleaned up and sent out to be plated so it will be nice and shiny. How about a dining table made with the crankshaft of a truck or large marine engine? You'd need a forklift to move it. If anyone has other ideas of things with structural integrity that could become the spine of a table, let me know.