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Project by j_olsen posted 06-29-2011 11:15 PM 2786 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some trays and a bowl I finished today made from more scraps
Wods used: cherry, poplar, oak plywood, tiger maple and a small piece of birch plywood
All were finished with clear lacquer

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#1 posted 06-29-2011 11:17 PM

Nice use of scraps.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 01:14 AM

Nice compound mitre joints,

Are these simple butt joints or is there some reinforced joint?

Thanks for posting.

-- dust control

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 01:29 AM


parkerdude—just a glued miter joint with the aid of a little CA glue—I need to work on a jig for doing splines

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 01:39 AM

Nice job using up the scraps. It is never scrap as long as it can be used for something.

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

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 02:03 AM

You did a really good job on all the double angles. That can get confusing.

Are the bottoms rabbeted in, or did you bevel them too? (Hmmm, I guess you could have done both.)

The CA glue is a nice tip.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 06-30-2011 02:13 AM


there is a bit of all the the bunch
the first one i built was the large serving tray in the back and i beveled the bottom and set it in—didn’t like the look so i set out to build a jig to use on the router table to dado the bottom in so it was trapped—the jig didn’t work so good (back to the drawing board on that one) that was done fo the octogon bowl
the last two were bevel cut and set in but i didn’t bevel cut the tops and bottoms so the bottom is in a bit of a recess
all in all i’m happy with them although they are by no means perfect—i need to learn how to not rush things LOL

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#7 posted 06-30-2011 05:03 AM


Those compound angles look pretty complicated, especially the octagon. And what a great use of scraps! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 06-30-2011 01:38 PM

thank you L/W—the compound mitres were something that were something that i really didn’t have a clue about until i found this little program that gives the angles needed to set up the mitre guage and blade tilt and would recommend it to anyone—the only thing i found is that i had to figure was blade tilt by subtracting from 90 degrees to use my Wixey tilt box and mitre guage setting was pretty easy with my Incra Miter 1000SE

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#9 posted 06-30-2011 02:00 PM

Impressive compound mitres and good looking pieces overall.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#10 posted 06-30-2011 09:54 PM

Thank you Martyn but I can tell you now they come no where close to the things you do and a comment coming from the master is quite nice

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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