Another serving tray...

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Project by OldMike1945 posted 08-27-2013 08:03 PM 1508 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Judy wanted a serving tray ever since I made one for her daughter and I finally got around to making it. To make her feel better about the time it took to finally get started on it, I carved her initial on both long sides. She loves it. I resawed 4/4 rough cut cherry and planed it down to 0.300 thick, bandsawed the scallops, carved the letter “A”, then mitered the corners at a compound angle (see first tray). Sanding, smoothing the edges, wiping it down then glue and assemble. Clean up the squeeze out and spray several coats of polyurathane. I made parts for 3 more trays (no initials) at the same time for speculation sales. I used about 6 1/2 board feet of 4/4 rough cut cherry.

-- So much wood, so little time.

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#1 posted 08-27-2013 08:23 PM

Very nicely done—elegant looking! I’m sure your daughter love it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-27-2013 08:55 PM

Ah yes Mike, that turned out very lovely. I have been asked to made a couple of those. Can you direct me to a pattern it did it come from inside your head? OldMike 1945…if that is the year you were born, we are the same age

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 08-28-2013 02:15 AM

Thanks for the comments HillbillyShooter and Hawaiilad. I appreciate them.

..Hawaiilad.. Yes, the pattern is my own design and I don’t have anything written down, and yes, that is my birth year (a very good year, yes).

-- So much wood, so little time.

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#4 posted 08-28-2013 04:42 PM

It looks very nice with the letter carving, that makes it stand out from other serving trays, well done. thanks for sharing.

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