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Project by BB1 posted 02-09-2019 03:25 AM 860 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was another serving tray includes blind dovetails. The wood is aspen and walnut. I had some issues with creating handles so decided to go with some black metal handles which is a different feature from prior serving trays that I put together. Also something went wrong during my final assembly with the blind dovetails so the tray did not set level. I ended up adding some little walnut feet that allowed me to level things out (final picture is the bottom side showing the “feet”). Finished with General Finishes High Performance.





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 02-09-2019 02:41 PM

I really like the beveling between the slats, nice touch!

The feet are really a requirement in my mind. Getting things perfectly flat is tough, then you are assuming that the place it will sit is also flat 8^). The corners are the perfect locations.

Nice work BB!

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#2 posted 02-09-2019 04:09 PM

Thanks. I do the bevels so the “spaces” for wood movement look more finished. The “feet” were cut-offs from some mitered corners (making a number of frames) and were a nice fit for the corners. Proof that my savings even little pieces is the right thing to do!!


I really like the beveling between the slats, nice touch!

The feet are really a requirement in my mind. Getting things perfectly flat is tough, then you are assuming that the place it will sit is also flat 8^). The corners are the perfect locations.

Nice work BB!

- splintergroup


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BB1

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#3 posted 02-09-2019 04:21 PM

Decided to see if I could glue up a bunch of the mitered corner cutoffs…worked ok…hard to go wrong with walnut!

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#4 posted 02-09-2019 05:09 PM

A very pretty tray.

The feet are an artistic feature; that it happens to solve a problem at the same time is merely a BONUS!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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BB1

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#5 posted 02-09-2019 05:42 PM

Thanks!
“Craftmanship”...code for “oops – let me fix a mistake while making it look planned from the beginning” I do a lot of that!!


A very pretty tray.

The feet are an artistic feature; that it happens to solve a problem at the same time is merely a BONUS!

- ralbuck


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#6 posted 02-09-2019 09:32 PM

“Did you build it like that”....it depends, do you like it. Never a mistake.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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BB1

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#7 posted 02-09-2019 09:50 PM

The recipient seemed to like it very much…so calling it a win!


“Did you build it like that”....it depends, do you like it. Never a mistake.

- Hawaiilad


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#8 posted 02-10-2019 07:19 AM

Interesting features and details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 02-10-2019 05:34 PM

Nice design, I like it, and congrats on your DT3.


Thanks!
“Craftmanship”...code for “oops – let me fix a mistake while making it look planned from the beginning” I do a lot of that!!

- BB1

I feel like almost everything I build has a moment or two of “Oops, how do I fix that?” I also save little pieces like you, and most of the time I can find a place to use them on one of my projects.

-- John D, OP, KS

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BB1

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#10 posted 02-11-2019 03:03 AM

majuvla – thank you

awsum55 – thanks! Keeping the little pieces has paid off many times although I have tried to be reasonable in the accumulation. :)

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#11 posted 02-11-2019 04:19 AM

Nice work, Barbara!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 02-11-2019 12:04 PM

Thanks Jim!

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#13 posted 02-12-2019 07:13 PM

Beautiful, gratz on the D3

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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BB1

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#14 posted 02-13-2019 02:45 AM

Thanks mcoyfrog.

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#15 posted 02-13-2019 03:09 AM

Beautiful tray Barbara. I like the feet too. Serendipity ;)

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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