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Project by Joey posted 12-15-2007 06:15 PM 2387 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making these trays 2 years ago and have made them in purpleheart, cherry, walnut, an walnut and quilted maple.
But this one was special. My sister just beat cancer and I decided to make her something special and unique. so I used Bubinga and Quilted Bubinga. The sides are 5/8ths bubinga, and the tray is veneered quilted on both sides. The finish is 6 coats of a tung oil/boiled linseed oil/poly blend that I mix myself.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#1 posted 12-15-2007 06:18 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#2 posted 12-15-2007 06:26 PM

Very nice and must be really appreciated, nice story.

-- Atelierwoodworks Vaud Switzerland

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#3 posted 12-15-2007 06:39 PM

Beautiful! Nice sentiment.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 12-15-2007 06:47 PM

That is some beautifull wood. And wow beating cancer is a great feeling. Both my parents have done the same and now every day with them feels like a gift.
I also love that finish. You should share your recipe with Sgt. Lobo I know he said he had some dificulty with an oil finish and it looks like you have that figured out. Great Work.

-- Woodworking is Life. Anything before or after is just waiting.--S. McQueen sort of

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#5 posted 12-15-2007 06:52 PM


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 12-15-2007 07:14 PM

Beautiful wood, great tray! I hope she gets many, many years of enjoyment from it.

-- Still learning everything

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#7 posted 12-15-2007 08:20 PM

enjoy your time together…wonderful news…great gift…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 12-15-2007 09:18 PM

Beautiful. Great timber!


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#9 posted 12-15-2007 09:23 PM

Great piece of woodworking jcash.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 12-16-2007 03:40 AM


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 12-16-2007 04:18 AM

Another great one. I liked the other one you posted today as well. You’ve got a great source for veneer I see.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#12 posted 12-16-2007 06:47 AM

i use two sites for the veneers that i use. this is where i got the maple. and

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#13 posted 12-16-2007 06:50 AM

Great looking tray. I’ve called the veneer Waterfall Bubinga, because of the waterfal look. I put some in the bottom of the baby cradle that I made.

-- 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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#14 posted 01-21-2008 09:11 PM

Very nice trays, love the grain pattern and the finish.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#15 posted 01-21-2008 09:13 PM

What a wild grain pattern. Congrats to your sister for beating the big “C”.

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