Veneered trays

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Project by Sawdust2 posted 07-28-2008 03:25 AM 2756 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As many of you know I have a group that meets most Wednesdays at my shop and often we do a group project. This season we agreed to do serving trays which fit in well with this contest.
We started out with four, one guy got busy with turning, one just had back surgery but TimD (of the traveling pen box blogs) and I finished ours.

I had bought some burly veneer at the wood show and decided that I would use that for my tray base. So I cut and matched and glued and vacuum pressed my four pieces. Unfortunately my photo prowess is decidedly lacking and the curl doesn’t show well.

If I can get better photos done before the contest closes I will change them.

I don’t know what kind of veneer it was. The packets weren’t labeled. The vendor didn’t know. It was just curly, burly and pretty and I liked it.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 07-28-2008 03:27 AM

Very cool looking. I assume that you made the one in the first two pictures?

Nice looking veneering job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 07-28-2008 04:02 AM

Nice looking trays. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-28-2008 04:13 AM

Nice looking trays,its hard for me to tell what type of veneer from your photos,also if your in need of more veneer look me up, again nicely done
Thanks Fritz

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#4 posted 07-28-2008 04:36 AM

No. I made all four of them. Each of us were making sets of four.
Fritz, I’ll make you a buddy.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#5 posted 07-28-2008 05:05 AM

Great looking trays, Lee. That’s some really interesting veneer.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 07-28-2008 06:10 AM

Lookin’ good Lee!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#7 posted 07-28-2008 06:11 AM

Amazing details. Thanks for posting!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 07-28-2008 12:31 PM

oh nice. that is lovely wood!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 07-28-2008 01:04 PM

Very nice. I wished I had a shop to go to and do projects with others.
Keep Making that Sawdust,

-- "Keep Miaking That Sawdust," Lance

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#10 posted 07-28-2008 03:10 PM

Very nice Lee! I’m putting the final touches on mine and will get them posted before the contest ends. Some great entries in this one.

For anyone that’s done group projects of a similar design, isn’t it neat to see how we add our own ‘flair’ and get such unique finished pieces?

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#11 posted 08-05-2008 02:55 AM

Great job. Good luck in the contest.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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