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Project by John posted 03-29-2020 08:31 PM 527 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time making a tray. Made from a Hemlock Burl. Food safe finish. 18” x 10” x 2.75”.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-29-2020 08:42 PM

WOW, that is sure an attractive tray, John!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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lew

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#2 posted 03-29-2020 09:42 PM

That is absolutely stunning!

I have to ask- how long did it take to sand that?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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rockmolsen

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#3 posted 03-29-2020 09:47 PM

That is very cool! Is that hand carved ?

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#4 posted 03-29-2020 10:14 PM

NICE tray. That burl is so very nice.

-- Think safe, be safe

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 03-30-2020 12:01 AM

Beautiful, can’t stop looking at it

-- 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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#6 posted 03-30-2020 12:18 AM

Cool, how the heck did you turn that on a lathe? :)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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MrWolfe

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#7 posted 03-30-2020 12:24 AM

Gorgeous burl and gorgeous work!
Jon

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#8 posted 03-30-2020 12:59 AM

Awesome

-- Richard, North Carolina, http://graywolfwoodworks.wordpress.com/

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triviasteve

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#9 posted 03-30-2020 01:01 AM

wow! that is a beautiful piece and something to be very proud of! I’d probably sit there and look at it for an hour or two!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#10 posted 03-30-2020 01:28 AM

The wood, the finish, the design all are super! Congrats on a job well done.

-- socrbent Ohio

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John

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#11 posted 03-30-2020 03:09 AM

Thanks fellows.

Lew, I never keep track of things but you are right, it took a lot longer to sand than a bowl.

Rick, I used my radial arm saw with a dado blade to flatten the burl, had it on the lathe twice to turn the ends, used a Forstner bit on the drill press to clean it out, and a router with a bowl bit to finish the inside. Then a lot of sanding.

Andre, I have a 23.75” x 1.5” piece of plywood that mounts on a faceplate. I secured the rough burl to that and turned the ends. When I was almost finished I mounted it again and gave it it’s final shape. Couldn’t turn the inside though.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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redtail

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#12 posted 03-30-2020 10:28 AM

Stunning!

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rockmolsen

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#13 posted 03-30-2020 01:00 PM

Well based on the character of the wood and the craftsmanship that deserves an editors choice award in my book.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 03-30-2020 02:04 PM

That’s beautiful John. That must of been one heck of a big burl. That’s a prize piece anytime.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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woodchuckerNJ

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#15 posted 03-30-2020 11:16 PM

beautiful. Nice work, wood , and design

-- Jeff NJ

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