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Project by splintergroup posted 11-13-2017 09:19 PM 3551 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“quickly built” trays for an upcoming crafts fair.

The specs:

Black walnut with ambrosia maple and jatoba. Dimensions are 12” x 18”, 10 degree slant on the handles.
Finish is danish oil and Homer’s tung oil finish (varnish).

I ran into a few difficulties with the wood for these. I only had enough walnut scraps to complete two handles.
Solution: I resawed the wood and added a layer of maple to beef the thickness back up, problem solved!

The shapes were cut on the router table with a set of templates I had saved from previous projects, this saved some time. I used the same technique for the finger joints that I use in my boxes, 1” copper rivets.

The bottom panels are 1/4” plywood that I further veneered with walnut.

Thanks for looking!





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-13-2017 09:23 PM

Real nice looking trays, Bruce. I like the laminated ends!!

Jim

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

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DMiller

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#2 posted 11-13-2017 09:28 PM

Nice!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 11-13-2017 10:07 PM

Artistic!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Jerry

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#4 posted 11-13-2017 10:23 PM

WOW! These are BEAUTIFUL!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 11-13-2017 10:24 PM

Splint, nice job with the G&G trays. I especially appreciated the wood stretching technique.

-- Art

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#6 posted 11-13-2017 11:09 PM

Wow. These are really unique. Really like the design for the handles. Great projects that should grab attention at the crafts fair!

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#7 posted 11-13-2017 11:28 PM

Sweet!

-- Dennis Zongker

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JimYoung

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#8 posted 11-13-2017 11:45 PM

Very nice, love the G&G style

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#9 posted 11-13-2017 11:46 PM

I use serving trays to teach people how to wood work. It is the perfect project for them to learn all these different operations, and be done by the end of the weekend. I am glad you did not have enough Walnut because it made your project unique. Very nice work.

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dannmarks

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#10 posted 11-14-2017 05:34 AM

I think I will have my Grand son over to help make some of these that can be assembled later on this Thanks giving by my very young Nephews in Chicago. Then the Grand son can make one for his parents too. This is a really nice design.

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#11 posted 11-14-2017 08:14 AM

Great looking serving trays. You did very good

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#12 posted 11-14-2017 01:22 PM

Very nice! The joints look awesome.

-- Daniel P

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#13 posted 11-14-2017 03:02 PM

Thanks people 8^)

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#14 posted 11-14-2017 04:22 PM

You did a very nice job on these trays.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#15 posted 11-14-2017 06:46 PM

Splinter – those turned out awesome, “quick” or not. The maple looks great as do the brass pins. I might just have to plagiarize your work, just a little bit…..

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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