Serving tray with some error-based modifications

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Another serving tray for a friend. This one is made of zebra wood and aspen, frame is walnut. Had intended to use a triangle shaped hand hold again but was distracted (my one dog passed earlier in the week and was missing her “help” in the shop) and when my husband finished at the scroll saw cutting between the drill holes I had made, one was up-side-down. This was the last of that walnut that I had plus we already had the blind dovetails cut. So…flipped the one end and checked if the blind dovetails still would fit. Yes! Squared up the handles and we were back in business. Finished with minwax polycrylic.

My pup that I was missing is guarding the 2×4 in this pic…great company in the shop. Now just one to lay on sawdust and nap under my miter table.

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 04:20 PM

Nice stripes and pretty good design. It’s on my ’’got to do’’ list for a long time.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 05:09 PM

Ivan – this is a project that can be done in a weekend (although with adding the finish, mine stretched beyond the weekend as I only had time for a coat per day). The original plan I saw on WoodSmith did not use the blind dovetails – a simpler design with butt joints that would make the assembly even easier. With the blind dovetails, getting the slats in place was a challenge…but yet this is the third one that I have used that approach!

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#3 posted 05-15-2016 11:16 AM

Very nice recovery and a beautiful combination of colors in the wood. Sorry to hear about your shop friend.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 12:02 PM

Thank you jackrabbit. I was very relieved when the dovetails still fit!

From various pics it looks like many LJ have canine assistance in the shop. Still missing mine…only one now to help me.

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#5 posted 05-30-2016 02:16 AM

That is one beautiful Tray, Excellent work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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