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My warm-up tray.

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Project by Aubster posted 07-26-2007 02:40 AM 2113 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the first of seven trays I am making for gifts at my camping trip chili cook-off. This is a simple tray made of scrape pine, and finished in three coats of tung oil, and sanded to 600 grit.

I’m glad that I choose to do a simple tray first, because it helped me work out organizing issues that I did not know I had, and the mistake I made will cut down on the risk that I will make the same mistake on a more complicated tray. I also came out of my shell and started to ask for advice from my fellow LJ’s, and I got lots of advise on how to get my boards flat without a planner.

Thanks all, and critique me honestly on it, I will never get better without knowing my faults.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.





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woodspar

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#1 posted 07-26-2007 05:05 AM

Nice job on the dadoes and rabbets. Did you do them with a router or a table saw? Nice finish.

-- John

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oscorner

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#2 posted 07-26-2007 05:07 AM

You did a fine job with the joinery. Is the bottom floating in a groove or attached solidly?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#3 posted 07-26-2007 05:52 AM

Great Tray. And great first attempt.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Max

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#4 posted 07-26-2007 05:59 AM

I really like the lock joints on the tray. That joint will make it much stronger, creates much more gluing surface…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Aubster

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#5 posted 07-26-2007 06:19 AM

The Joints were done on the table saw. I tried it first with a wobble dado blade (the only kind I own) on scrap wood, and just could not get it dialed right. So I did it with a stright blade and it was so much easier. The bottom is groved also, but I had to make it a little thin because holes for the handles were bigger than I expected. This tray was a learning expereince as they all will.
Thanks for the commets I will post more pictures as they get finished.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 07-26-2007 01:26 PM

wonderful result!! I really like it.
COuld use one for carrying stuff from my kitchen to the deck (until I get my extra kitchen built thanks to Dusty’s inspiration)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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PanamaJack

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#7 posted 08-08-2007 03:45 PM

I missed this the first time around.

Love looking at the grain in this one…Excellent job Aubster!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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mot

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#8 posted 08-17-2007 05:01 PM

Really nice! Glad this came back in pulse.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Roger

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 12:51 AM

Gr8 lookin tray. That grain in that Pine really looks kool. Super nice

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

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