Octagonal Tray

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Project by Rich posted 12-30-2017 05:40 AM 1313 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Simple tray that my son asked for to give as a gift. It’s an octagonal tray, 18 inches across, made of lacewood with wenge splines. Dyed with Transfast medium walnut and finished with several coats of pre-cat satin lacquer. The base is lined with a 2 oz split of pig skin.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#1 posted 12-30-2017 12:13 PM

Nice work!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#2 posted 12-30-2017 03:46 PM

Wow. Looks great!

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#3 posted 12-30-2017 06:33 PM

Hello Rich

Looks great and the choice of the bottle : ..... A very nice choice !!
Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 12-30-2017 09:10 PM

Unique design and great looks ,well done.


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#5 posted 12-30-2017 10:21 PM

Thanks everyone. It never would have occurred to me to make an octagonal tray, however the intended recipient of the gift has an affinity for the number eight. He became immensely wealthy doing municipal construction contracts and the story goes that the city preferred his work but was required to request blind bids from contractors. All of his bids would end in the number eight, so the city knew which bid was his.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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