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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 10-08-2011 12:05 AM 2009 reads 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have never eaten a meal in bed. But a laptop tray? That makes sense.



-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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alfred222

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 12:11 AM

Looks great but they are for when you give the wife breakfast in bed.

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amagineer

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 12:37 AM

I hope you include instructions in Portuguese so David will know how to use it. I made on of these for my wife years ago, but I used the lighter dowel. I had to put a nylon washer in to help keep the legs from falling out when not in use. Nice tray!

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 10-08-2011 01:24 AM

COOL & Simple tray…

I like the folding legs… it seems like most of what I have seen, the legs are fixed.

Good design!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 10-08-2011 03:27 AM

Nice project and your usual entertaining video. Did I miss the dimensions of the tray? (or is that a secret?).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Stevinmarin

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#5 posted 10-08-2011 03:35 AM

The top is 20” x 12.5” (the golden ratio). It stands 9.5” at the top and 7.5” from the base to the ground.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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rance

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#6 posted 10-08-2011 04:01 AM

Another nice video Steve. Functionality and entertainment.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Rustic

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#7 posted 10-08-2011 04:27 AM

Oh crap my SWMBO just saw this video. Now my honey do list just got longer LOL

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 10-08-2011 04:33 AM

Thanks, Steve. I should have known ‘the golden ratio’. I usually size stuff according to the size scrap I have around ( the frugal ratio).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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lightweightladylefty

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#9 posted 10-08-2011 06:56 AM

Steve,

I’d love to see what the bed tray looks like, but I need to get to bed if I want to be awake when hubby brings my breakfast to me in bed! (I’ve got dial-up and I’ve spent an hour and a half to download the first minute of your video and still haven’t seen the bed tray.) Oh, the joys of dial-up! ;-(

I’m curious how it compares to this one.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 10-08-2011 07:05 AM

lightweightlady…

”I’m curious how it compares to this one.”

Sorry, nope… not even close…
Sorry you have slow dial-up…

Here is a Still… The legs fold up into the Top…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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rance

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#11 posted 10-08-2011 07:27 AM

>“the frugal ratio”

That’s a classic!!! :D Now I have a ‘NAME’ I can associate with what I do. Thanks Andy.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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SisQMark

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#12 posted 10-08-2011 08:32 AM

Nice tray Steve! Thanks for sharing.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Don Johnson

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#13 posted 10-08-2011 12:23 PM

I look forward to my Saturday-morning treat – the Steve video – and again was not disappointed.

Very functional design and clear instructions, particularly the point about dowel sizes – its almost counter-intuitive to make it tight !

One small design suggestion – would the tray benefit from semi-circular cut-outs in the ends to allow fingers underneath to lift the tray more easily, especially when loaded ?

Thanks again Steve.

BTW, yesterday I looked at your first LJ entry – the captured cube in a cube. Interesting hairstyle !

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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ShopTinker

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#14 posted 10-08-2011 04:48 PM

Another great project. This tray would work well on the sofa too. perhaps even the recliner. Well done Steve.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Beginningwoodworker

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#15 posted 10-09-2011 02:52 AM

Nice tray, Steve.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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