Anniversary Tray

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Project by Roger posted 10-08-2018 12:12 AM 1620 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone. It feels so good to be posting something here. It has been over a year since I’ve posted anything other than a few comments I’ve made with a few folks since July of last year. Last month felt so good to get back in the shop. My tools were happy to see me…lol. Anyhoo, I made this tray for a super nice and very talented jewelry designer/artist, for her 10th year in the business of her gallery. She is a wonderful lady, and 1st class all the way. The woods here are Oak with Walnut trim, (both over 40 years old), and Maple for the nicely contrasting splines. Finished with 3 coats of Bio Shield wood counter finish. As always, Thank you for any and all good/bad/ugly comments will be appreciated. Also know that I am in good health. I started delivering auto parts last July, (a perfect side job for any retiree that wants a few extra bux in their wallets or purses) and since January of this year, 2018, I am part time, so I’m finally catching up, and hope to have extra time for some shop time.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#1 posted 10-08-2018 12:13 AM

Here are a few more pics of the build:

Thanks for the looks and comments

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 10-08-2018 12:16 AM

Sorry, here’s the finished one… Sheesh, I’m rusty… hahaha

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 10-08-2018 12:20 AM

Nice tray Roger … I’m sure it will be received with the love that went into it’s creation …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 10-08-2018 12:20 AM

Welcome Back Roger, your tray is awesome.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 10-08-2018 12:24 AM

Great Job! Love the splines and the simple lines really add to the overall project.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 10-08-2018 12:27 AM

It’s a beauty, Roger. She should be really proud of it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 10-08-2018 12:41 AM

Beautiful work. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 10-08-2018 12:48 AM

Great jog Roger and nice artwork.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 10-08-2018 12:58 AM

Nice to see you and your woodworking back on LJs. As usual, well done ! Good looking tray !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#10 posted 10-08-2018 01:08 AM

Hey Roger and welcome back , what a beautiful tray love the contrasting woods, great job

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#11 posted 10-08-2018 01:12 AM

Roger tray looks great . Glad to see you are back .

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#12 posted 10-08-2018 01:15 AM

Great to see you doing your thing again Roger! That tray sure looks good! I’m sure she will love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 10-08-2018 02:08 AM

Hard 2 keep a good man down Roger ;) welcome back, that s a great way to knock the dust of the tools, real nice tray your friend is gona love it

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#14 posted 10-08-2018 02:59 AM

Love it, very well made buddy !!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#15 posted 10-08-2018 05:39 AM

Good to see you back on here. Nicely done tray. She should love it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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