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Project by degoose posted 08-05-2014 10:29 AM 2772 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this sample tray… to be used for samples of organic yoghurt at the Rocklea Markets…

Each of the 4 recesses [ routed using my CNC router] holds 9 small plastic cups with various yoghurts…

And it comes with small signs… laser engraved with each variety of yoghurt…

Placed in a hole in the main board… or flat stacked for transport…

Tray is Camphor Laurel and the signs are Scented Maple…
Size is 330 mm square…

-- Be safe.

15 comments so far

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 11:43 AM

oh how fancy are we getting now….oh scented maple….oh la la….well i have a tray that holds all natural ice cream, the first two are rocky road walnut and butter pecan…so…how do you like them cookies…:)...oh and it was made using my H and H plunge router…..:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 12:30 PM

Really crispy clean cuts and lettering

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 08-05-2014 12:38 PM

beautiful piece,nice work!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 08-05-2014 02:53 PM

great looking tray. love the wood selections, they sound delicious ;-)

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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#5 posted 08-05-2014 04:09 PM

Really nice design. You are thinking outside the box with these great products. Good to see business is going well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 08-05-2014 04:20 PM

Grizz I like them cookies… but alas I am not able to eat them…
Roger et al thanks for the kind comments…

-- Be safe.

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#7 posted 08-05-2014 06:48 PM

Goose, please don’t get mad, but please explain to me how this is woodworking?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 08-05-2014 07:14 PM

Looks GOOD to me…

Will satisfy the Need… that’s what counts…

COOL work… as usual…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 08-05-2014 07:34 PM

I sent this as a PM but I think I want to post it here too….

I should not have to justify what I do… but to please you and no I am not mad….
I took some rough stock and jointed it, both face and edge, thicknessed it, I ripped it on my table saw, and crosscut to size…. then i took it to the router table and edge profiled the board with a round over bit… Then and only then did I cut the recesses on my CNC…. could have used a template and router… but I have a CNC
It was then sanded using a drum sander and a ROS…. and the edges hand sanded….
The signs started out the same way as rough stock… went through all the woodworking processes of dressing…then laser engraved the words…could have used a pyrography burner but I have a Laser….. the posts were cut square on my bandsaw and glued to the sign…. holes were drilled using a drill press….ends of posts were rounded on the disc sander to fit in the round holes..
I then hand rubbed the tray with Danish Oil Finish and the signs were sprayed with Poly…
PS all the parts are solid wood….
Tools used….
Table Saw,
Router Table,
Band Saw,
Random Orbital Sander,
Drum Sander,
Sanding block,
CNC router,
Sliding compound mitre saw,
Drill press,
Disc sander,
Laser engraver,

What part of the above is not wood working and why....

-- Be safe.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-05-2014 08:46 PM

Very nice trays, Larry. I have a milling machine and would do some of those plunge cuts with my mill for ease of machining, too!! Mine would just be HNC machining!!.............Nice going….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-05-2014 08:50 PM

I see you printed the reply, thank you! You are a gentleman as well.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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matt garcia

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#12 posted 08-06-2014 12:54 AM

Well that lumber didn’t grow that way!!! Larry is it me or is camphor laurel a species of mahogany??

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#13 posted 08-06-2014 01:00 PM

Looks great Larry. It seems that there are end of applications for that lazer engraver. A pun not a misspelling!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 08-06-2014 01:28 PM

Larry it looks great! I love the idea of the signs, and they can always be switched out, too which is nice (if they ever change flavors of yogurts). did you happen to make any extra blank signs?

on a separate note, IMO – When people question integration of computer controlled devices, they tend to expose some jealousy on their behalf, and ignorance at the possibilities they contain. CNC’s and Engravers are just TOOLS- its the person behind the computer that does the work.

Jealousy is a NASTY Cologne, and you can always tell when someone is wearing it!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 08-07-2014 04:31 PM

i love these pieces. The variety of work is a true reflection of your art. Keep posting!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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