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I started this project because I needed something to keep me busy until I decided on my next big project. I got the initial idea of doing a serving tray from the summer contest, not because I thought I could win but because it would give me something to do and also allow me to challenge myself.

The bottom is a glued up panel of soft maple with a 1/8" walnut inlay of walnut. I cut the inlay out using the router with a 1/8" bit held free hand cutting close to the line and then chiseling out the remaining material along the line. </a>[URL=http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/?action=view&current=IMG_5925.jpg]Photobucket

To help set it of and get some practice inlaying square silver wire I am going to inlay a peice of 22 g square silver wire around the edge. I had a little trouble initially getting the wire to fit snugly but after a couple of attempts it is staring to go in much easier. To make the channel tha holds the wire I cut of a peice of an old hacksaw blade and gound it down on a wheel to get it to match the size of the wire. Once the channel is cut is spread a little dab of yellow glue mixed with water to hold it in place.!IMG](2)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5927copy.jpg[/IMG](2)!:Photobucket

!IMG](3)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5932copy.jpg[/IMG](3)!:Photobucket
The sides were mide with some bubunga I had laying around. I mitered the corners and then added some maple keys. The two outside keys were made with the blade tilted at 15 degrees to give a unique look. I am thinking it might look better if I add another one outside of these near the edge at ~20-25 degrees, but I haven't decided for sure

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(4)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5928copy.jpg[/IMG](4)![/URL]:Photobucket

Now I need to finish the handles, edge profile on the sides and finish it but that will have to wait until I get back from my fishing trip so I won't be finishing in time for the contest anyway. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks for looking
 

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I started this project because I needed something to keep me busy until I decided on my next big project. I got the initial idea of doing a serving tray from the summer contest, not because I thought I could win but because it would give me something to do and also allow me to challenge myself.

The bottom is a glued up panel of soft maple with a 1/8" walnut inlay of walnut. I cut the inlay out using the router with a 1/8" bit held free hand cutting close to the line and then chiseling out the remaining material along the line. </a>[URL=http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/?action=view&current=IMG_5925.jpg]Photobucket

To help set it of and get some practice inlaying square silver wire I am going to inlay a peice of 22 g square silver wire around the edge. I had a little trouble initially getting the wire to fit snugly but after a couple of attempts it is staring to go in much easier. To make the channel tha holds the wire I cut of a peice of an old hacksaw blade and gound it down on a wheel to get it to match the size of the wire. Once the channel is cut is spread a little dab of yellow glue mixed with water to hold it in place.!IMG](2)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5927copy.jpg[/IMG](2)!:Photobucket

!IMG](3)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5932copy.jpg[/IMG](3)!:Photobucket
The sides were mide with some bubunga I had laying around. I mitered the corners and then added some maple keys. The two outside keys were made with the blade tilted at 15 degrees to give a unique look. I am thinking it might look better if I add another one outside of these near the edge at ~20-25 degrees, but I haven't decided for sure

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(4)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5928copy.jpg[/IMG](4)![/URL]:Photobucket

Now I need to finish the handles, edge profile on the sides and finish it but that will have to wait until I get back from my fishing trip so I won't be finishing in time for the contest anyway. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks for looking
oooh look at the angle of those corner pieces. Lovely
 

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I started this project because I needed something to keep me busy until I decided on my next big project. I got the initial idea of doing a serving tray from the summer contest, not because I thought I could win but because it would give me something to do and also allow me to challenge myself.

The bottom is a glued up panel of soft maple with a 1/8" walnut inlay of walnut. I cut the inlay out using the router with a 1/8" bit held free hand cutting close to the line and then chiseling out the remaining material along the line. </a>[URL=http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/?action=view&current=IMG_5925.jpg]Photobucket

To help set it of and get some practice inlaying square silver wire I am going to inlay a peice of 22 g square silver wire around the edge. I had a little trouble initially getting the wire to fit snugly but after a couple of attempts it is staring to go in much easier. To make the channel tha holds the wire I cut of a peice of an old hacksaw blade and gound it down on a wheel to get it to match the size of the wire. Once the channel is cut is spread a little dab of yellow glue mixed with water to hold it in place.!IMG](2)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5927copy.jpg[/IMG](2)!:Photobucket

!IMG](3)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5932copy.jpg[/IMG](3)!:Photobucket
The sides were mide with some bubunga I had laying around. I mitered the corners and then added some maple keys. The two outside keys were made with the blade tilted at 15 degrees to give a unique look. I am thinking it might look better if I add another one outside of these near the edge at ~20-25 degrees, but I haven't decided for sure

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(4)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5928copy.jpg[/IMG](4)![/URL]:Photobucket

Now I need to finish the handles, edge profile on the sides and finish it but that will have to wait until I get back from my fishing trip so I won't be finishing in time for the contest anyway. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks for looking
Very nice work.
 

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I started this project because I needed something to keep me busy until I decided on my next big project. I got the initial idea of doing a serving tray from the summer contest, not because I thought I could win but because it would give me something to do and also allow me to challenge myself.

The bottom is a glued up panel of soft maple with a 1/8" walnut inlay of walnut. I cut the inlay out using the router with a 1/8" bit held free hand cutting close to the line and then chiseling out the remaining material along the line. </a>[URL=http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/?action=view&current=IMG_5925.jpg]Photobucket

To help set it of and get some practice inlaying square silver wire I am going to inlay a peice of 22 g square silver wire around the edge. I had a little trouble initially getting the wire to fit snugly but after a couple of attempts it is staring to go in much easier. To make the channel tha holds the wire I cut of a peice of an old hacksaw blade and gound it down on a wheel to get it to match the size of the wire. Once the channel is cut is spread a little dab of yellow glue mixed with water to hold it in place.!IMG](2)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5927copy.jpg[/IMG](2)!:Photobucket

!IMG](3)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5932copy.jpg[/IMG](3)!:Photobucket
The sides were mide with some bubunga I had laying around. I mitered the corners and then added some maple keys. The two outside keys were made with the blade tilted at 15 degrees to give a unique look. I am thinking it might look better if I add another one outside of these near the edge at ~20-25 degrees, but I haven't decided for sure

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(4)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5928copy.jpg[/IMG](4)![/URL]:Photobucket

Now I need to finish the handles, edge profile on the sides and finish it but that will have to wait until I get back from my fishing trip so I won't be finishing in time for the contest anyway. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks for looking
Great build and blog. Thank you for sharing Glenn.
 

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I started this project because I needed something to keep me busy until I decided on my next big project. I got the initial idea of doing a serving tray from the summer contest, not because I thought I could win but because it would give me something to do and also allow me to challenge myself.

The bottom is a glued up panel of soft maple with a 1/8" walnut inlay of walnut. I cut the inlay out using the router with a 1/8" bit held free hand cutting close to the line and then chiseling out the remaining material along the line. </a>[URL=http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/?action=view&current=IMG_5925.jpg]Photobucket

To help set it of and get some practice inlaying square silver wire I am going to inlay a peice of 22 g square silver wire around the edge. I had a little trouble initially getting the wire to fit snugly but after a couple of attempts it is staring to go in much easier. To make the channel tha holds the wire I cut of a peice of an old hacksaw blade and gound it down on a wheel to get it to match the size of the wire. Once the channel is cut is spread a little dab of yellow glue mixed with water to hold it in place.!IMG](2)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5927copy.jpg[/IMG](2)!:Photobucket

!IMG](3)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5932copy.jpg[/IMG](3)!:Photobucket
The sides were mide with some bubunga I had laying around. I mitered the corners and then added some maple keys. The two outside keys were made with the blade tilted at 15 degrees to give a unique look. I am thinking it might look better if I add another one outside of these near the edge at ~20-25 degrees, but I haven't decided for sure

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(4)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5928copy.jpg[/IMG](4)![/URL]:Photobucket

Now I need to finish the handles, edge profile on the sides and finish it but that will have to wait until I get back from my fishing trip so I won't be finishing in time for the contest anyway. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks for looking
I love the angled splines. Such a simple thing, but a very striking effect when combined with the straight ones. Great work!
 

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I started this project because I needed something to keep me busy until I decided on my next big project. I got the initial idea of doing a serving tray from the summer contest, not because I thought I could win but because it would give me something to do and also allow me to challenge myself.

The bottom is a glued up panel of soft maple with a 1/8" walnut inlay of walnut. I cut the inlay out using the router with a 1/8" bit held free hand cutting close to the line and then chiseling out the remaining material along the line. </a>[URL=http://s39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/?action=view&current=IMG_5925.jpg]Photobucket

To help set it of and get some practice inlaying square silver wire I am going to inlay a peice of 22 g square silver wire around the edge. I had a little trouble initially getting the wire to fit snugly but after a couple of attempts it is staring to go in much easier. To make the channel tha holds the wire I cut of a peice of an old hacksaw blade and gound it down on a wheel to get it to match the size of the wire. Once the channel is cut is spread a little dab of yellow glue mixed with water to hold it in place.!IMG](2)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5927copy.jpg[/IMG](2)!:Photobucket

!IMG](3)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5932copy.jpg[/IMG](3)!:Photobucket
The sides were mide with some bubunga I had laying around. I mitered the corners and then added some maple keys. The two outside keys were made with the blade tilted at 15 degrees to give a unique look. I am thinking it might look better if I add another one outside of these near the edge at ~20-25 degrees, but I haven't decided for sure

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(4)!]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e166/gigantius/IMG_5928copy.jpg[/IMG](4)![/URL]:Photobucket

Now I need to finish the handles, edge profile on the sides and finish it but that will have to wait until I get back from my fishing trip so I won't be finishing in time for the contest anyway. All comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks for looking
Great looking project Glenn. A masterpiece to please the Master, for sure.
 

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Well had a interesting time in the mountains. We had a bear that kept coming around, until the Game and fish finally came and took care of him after he broke into a couple of other cabins in the area. After that it was a relaxing time spent catching fish and enjoing the cool mountains




Anyway, back to the serving tray. I decided not to add any more keys for fear of messing up a good thing. The silver wire inlay proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated but for the first time it turned out ok, but I definately need more practice.



For the handles i just milled up a couple small blocks of bubinga and attached them using dowls.



The finish is 3 coats of tung oil and 4 coats of wiped on poly.





Thanks for looking
 

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Well had a interesting time in the mountains. We had a bear that kept coming around, until the Game and fish finally came and took care of him after he broke into a couple of other cabins in the area. After that it was a relaxing time spent catching fish and enjoing the cool mountains




Anyway, back to the serving tray. I decided not to add any more keys for fear of messing up a good thing. The silver wire inlay proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated but for the first time it turned out ok, but I definately need more practice.



For the handles i just milled up a couple small blocks of bubinga and attached them using dowls.



The finish is 3 coats of tung oil and 4 coats of wiped on poly.





Thanks for looking
it sure is beautiful

flyfishing.. sure is beautiful :)
Haven't had a rod in my hands for the past couple years… maybe next year
 

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Well had a interesting time in the mountains. We had a bear that kept coming around, until the Game and fish finally came and took care of him after he broke into a couple of other cabins in the area. After that it was a relaxing time spent catching fish and enjoing the cool mountains




Anyway, back to the serving tray. I decided not to add any more keys for fear of messing up a good thing. The silver wire inlay proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated but for the first time it turned out ok, but I definately need more practice.



For the handles i just milled up a couple small blocks of bubinga and attached them using dowls.



The finish is 3 coats of tung oil and 4 coats of wiped on poly.





Thanks for looking
Interesting blog
 

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Well had a interesting time in the mountains. We had a bear that kept coming around, until the Game and fish finally came and took care of him after he broke into a couple of other cabins in the area. After that it was a relaxing time spent catching fish and enjoing the cool mountains




Anyway, back to the serving tray. I decided not to add any more keys for fear of messing up a good thing. The silver wire inlay proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated but for the first time it turned out ok, but I definately need more practice.



For the handles i just milled up a couple small blocks of bubinga and attached them using dowls.



The finish is 3 coats of tung oil and 4 coats of wiped on poly.





Thanks for looking
Man that is beautiful. Great job.
 

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Well had a interesting time in the mountains. We had a bear that kept coming around, until the Game and fish finally came and took care of him after he broke into a couple of other cabins in the area. After that it was a relaxing time spent catching fish and enjoing the cool mountains




Anyway, back to the serving tray. I decided not to add any more keys for fear of messing up a good thing. The silver wire inlay proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated but for the first time it turned out ok, but I definately need more practice.



For the handles i just milled up a couple small blocks of bubinga and attached them using dowls.



The finish is 3 coats of tung oil and 4 coats of wiped on poly.





Thanks for looking
I really like this tray. I think you've done an over the top job on it, it's terrific! Those splines really get me… that maple is perfect in there.
 

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Well had a interesting time in the mountains. We had a bear that kept coming around, until the Game and fish finally came and took care of him after he broke into a couple of other cabins in the area. After that it was a relaxing time spent catching fish and enjoing the cool mountains




Anyway, back to the serving tray. I decided not to add any more keys for fear of messing up a good thing. The silver wire inlay proved to be a little more difficult than I anticipated but for the first time it turned out ok, but I definately need more practice.



For the handles i just milled up a couple small blocks of bubinga and attached them using dowls.



The finish is 3 coats of tung oil and 4 coats of wiped on poly.





Thanks for looking
The splines look great, and add a really nice touch as if to combine the clean lines of a miter joint and the beauty of a dovetail in the same joint.
 
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