Bookmatch Ambrosia maple and dovetail Walnut Serving tray

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Project by Oni posted 12-17-2018 03:49 PM 1937 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen bookmatched ambrosia maple before and had to try it, beautiful grain if you ask me. I filled the holes with black tinted epoxy and any defects in the walnut too. Dovetails were a bit loose so I filled with walnut dust and glue after the initial glue up. Sanded to 320 and finished with 2 coats of Emmets Good Stuff. 18”x14”

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#1 posted 12-17-2018 04:24 PM

Nice, My first set is usually less than perfect so I always leave the boards 2 or 3 mistake long! No better learning tool than cutting off 5 or 6 tails and chopping out a new set!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 12-17-2018 06:43 PM

That’s gorgeous! Take a bow!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#3 posted 12-18-2018 02:04 AM

Sharp looking and I love the grain on the bottom. Excellent job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 12-18-2018 03:05 AM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 12-18-2018 07:19 AM

Very nice work, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 12-18-2018 01:56 PM

beautiful, somebody is going to be a proud server -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 03:20 PM

Beautiful wood combination, simple and elegant.

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#8 posted 12-19-2018 11:55 PM

Beautiful! Great job!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#9 posted 12-21-2018 07:00 AM

I love serving trays and this one is really lovely indeed.

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#10 posted 05-24-2019 07:41 PM

Beautiful piece. Excellent details and craftsmanship.

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