Red Oak Serving Tray

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Project by Babieca posted 04-29-2014 12:32 AM 1443 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lot of firsts in this small tray including first glue-up for the bottom, first miters, first splines.

It’s far from perfect, but I learned a lot and it does its job.

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Paul Maurer

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#1 posted 04-29-2014 01:47 AM

Looks good. Glad you have all those firsts behind you.
What is the finish?

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#2 posted 04-29-2014 01:53 AM

i was going to go to the store this weekend to use this design as a wheelchair tray, glad i saw yours so i could draw one out easier. i’m going to use some maple if i can find it here in japan and do some woodburning. i’m debating using biscuits to connect the sides to the bottom or just sing lap joints.

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 01:39 PM

Tooligan, It is Minwax Golden Oak and about four coats of thinned down poly, aka, what I happened to have had in the garage.

cdaniels, For this one, I used a dado. I was worried about the bottom falling out when it was loaded and probably over-built it. That may be less of a worry if it is supported on someone’s lap.

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#4 posted 04-30-2014 12:08 AM

Nice bottle of bourbon, and even nicer looking serving tray!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#5 posted 05-06-2014 02:18 AM

Nicely done.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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