Purpleheart footed tray

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Project by DBB posted 07-06-2021 03:07 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have been captivated by the Sampson Boat Company YouTube channel about a young man restoring a 100+ year old wooden sail boat ( ). He used large purple heart timbers to replace the keel and other primary center line components. I loved the color and was a little disappointed that those timbers would be hidden inside the boat or behind paint.

So when I saw a piece of purple heart (6” x 6” x 2.5”) at my local Woodcraft I decided to make a little something to remind me of those boat timbers. It is specifically for serving my favorite cheese: Cremont ( ). Finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.

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#1 posted 07-06-2021 03:15 PM


-- Joe, Ga

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#2 posted 07-06-2021 03:19 PM


That is some tough wood, you did a fantastic job!

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#3 posted 07-06-2021 03:54 PM

real nice,hopefully the color holds for awhile.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 07-06-2021 04:23 PM

I like it! Cool concept

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#5 posted 07-06-2021 06:07 PM

I like the boat build too…glad he sorted out his land use issues. Though “replica” is more likely the case at this point…as the keel is about all that has been salvaged and after the lead issue it may get replaced. I love his hand tool work for making joints fit.

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#6 posted 07-06-2021 09:30 PM

Nice piece.

Did you have any trouble keeping it purple?

I’ll try the Cremont. Seems our local groceries are supposed to carry it.


As for Tally Ho, Rebuilding is the word they use, I believe.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#7 posted 07-06-2021 11:39 PM

That is one beautiful tray . I like the footed design!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 07-07-2021 03:13 AM

Nice design- and functional too! Beautiful wood- work ok with cheddar?

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#9 posted 07-09-2021 11:49 AM

That is beautiful. Nice work!

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