Tray from reclaimed pine

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Project by Charlie H. posted 03-13-2018 09:57 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks for looking at my project.
The wood for this tray came from a board that was part of a corral on my father in law’s ranch in Wyoming.
This ranch was one of the original homesteads in Star Valley and until this year it has been owned by the same family.
This was the first time I have ever used reclaimed wood and it presented a number of challenges.
Mostly trying not to damage any of my cutting tools with the embedded rocks and grit.
The wood is pine,
It is jointed and glued lengthwise to get a wide enough piece for the tray.
I used a router and a bowl bit to form the inside of the tray.
All of the cracks and knots are stabilized as much as possible with epoxy.
The brands on the side are the family brands used on the cattle.
My father in law retired from ranching and unfortunately that meant selling the ranch.
The tray has been finished for a while and was going to be a gift to him on our next visit to Wyoming.
Time ran out on us though, the family was called to gather February 28 and on March 3 he passed.
The picture of him on the red horse was taken years ago before his health failed.
When the funeral procession approached the cemetery one of the family friends paid tribute to him by leading the horse with the empty saddle over the hill.
RIP Kenneth

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#1 posted 03-14-2018 01:16 PM

Very cool tray.
Sorry for your loss. It is too bad that people and farms have to move on. But at least you got the opportunity to enjoy them both. Peace.

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#2 posted 03-14-2018 01:35 PM

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#3 posted 03-14-2018 04:12 PM

Thank you.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#4 posted 03-14-2018 08:58 PM

This is a beautiful tray and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 03-14-2018 09:46 PM

very nice tray love the knots sorry for your loss

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#6 posted 03-15-2018 11:46 PM

Very sorry for your loss. The tray is really nice and a great tribute to him.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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