I’ve managed a couple hours in the shop this week. Yeah! I’m starting to work more on my serving tray for my boss.
I’ve got my sides together and you can see I did not get the bottom exactly right – but I can fix that with a nice strip of matching wood. The inside angle is correct according to the text and my measurements.
Tonight I used my band saw for the first time in a very long time – made me very nervous so I cut way outside the line and used my drum sander to get down to the actual cut line. I figure I could handle an abrasion from a sander disc and lot better than a cut on the band saw!
Anyway, I was able to cut out my handles and they fit into the slots just fine. However, and I apologize I don’t have a picture – not sure where my camera is – but the angles where the handle meets the slot is perfect on the inside top, but has gaps on the inside bottom edge and on the outside it is pretty close to perfect on the top edge and has a gap at the bottom.
My question to you, without the help of a picture (sorry) since the sides are angled and the handles are curved would that naturally leave a gap? There does not appear to be any gap on the magazine shot of the tray. So I’m wondering if my angles are off just a little – even though I’m pretty sure that I measured and cut correctly.
Your thoughts would be appreciated.
(PS – I decided to go with mahogany handles since I have that on hand instead of going out and buying some walnut.)
Thanks in advance.
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine