Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tray'

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Routed Out Serving Tray

11-26-2012 03:25 PM by ~Julie~ | 15 comments »

I decided to use some of my wood stock to make some trays. I started with a piece of wood that I needed help identifying and had help from fellow lumberjocks to do that. It turned out it was birch which I planed down and cut to the size of 25” long x 7 1/2” wide x 13/16” thick: For 3” at each end, on the underside of the piece, I routed out a depth of 5/16” using a bowl bit: (This was cleaned up afterwards with a sander.) Here you can see the profile ...

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Tray Table Tutorial #2: My Brother's Tray Table - measured drawings and instructions for construction

07-04-2011 05:19 AM by lightweightladylefty | 8 comments »

We left off at a point where it would be a good idea to now do a dry-fit of the top to the apron. Dry-fit the top to the apron. Before going further, now is a good time to dry-fit the slant top to the apron so that you can get the exact location of the dado which stores the metal stand when the desktop is closed. With the metal stand flat against the back of the top, place the top on the right side of the apron, allowing a 1/2” overhang on front, left, and back. Carefully mark where t...

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Tray Table Tutorial #1: My Brother's Tray Table - measured drawings and instructions for construction

07-03-2011 10:19 PM by lightweightladylefty | 2 comments »

I was asked if I would share plans for the tray table I made for my brother. It actually took more time attempting to write these plans than it did to complete the tray table. I did not take any construction photos so I have used SketchUp scenes to try to illustrate the steps. Disclaimer: This is the plan which I made on SketchUp before making the tray. ( I didn’t follow it exactly since I found that I had already surfaced some stock to 5/8” and used it instead of 1/2” thickness.) It s...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #385: Along Came a Spider . . .

06-29-2011 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 13 comments »

I worked on another candle tray yesterday. I did decide to go with the Halloween them for the time being. Whether it is the right or wrong decision, only time will tell but I wanted to go with my gut this time just to see what would happen. The design I came up with was pretty simple. In cutting it, I found that it was on of the easiest things I have made in a long time. (really) Simple isn’t bad thougha (we talked about that before) and it will be very easy for a new scroll sa...

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Fathers day 2011

06-21-2011 08:15 PM by twokidsnosleep | 0 comments »

I wanted to share a bit of my father’s day weekend here. It involved time and play with both kids outside and in the garage shop. My wife and I even had some quiet time together…..all in all a super weekend.My son’s mosquito level baseball team had a family day fun game on Saturday. My son is going up to bat in the photo. My daughter played second base with me and she was able to get a hit and make it home…not bad for a girl who has not played in two seasons. Sun...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #373: "Roasted Birch" - a New Discovery for Me

06-17-2011 01:50 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 10 comments »

I love when I am so excited about work that I can’t wait to get out of bed to start the day. It may sound silly to some of you, but it does happen a lot lately. I was lying in bed thinking about the new projects and I couldn’t wait to finish working on them today. What has got me all worked up, you ask? It seems that I have stumbled upon a type of wood that I had never worked with before and used it out of necessity and now that the project is finished, I absolutely love it....

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Trays from Pallet Wood, with handles

06-14-2011 07:18 PM by ~Julie~ | 9 comments »

I have a lot of pallet wood and enjoy using it to make new things. I also bought a bag of used handles not long ago, so I figured I would incorporate them into the new projects which are trays. Four of the handles were soaked in a mixture of vinegar and water with a ball of steel wool thrown in the tub which makes the handles look old and rusty. They are attached with screws from the inside after the tray is made. The pallet wood is planed and trimmed to size. Holes remain from the or...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #322: More Cutting

04-27-2011 01:21 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 4 comments »

I want to start off by thanking everyone for their help on the oak pieces. I was glad to hear that the problem could be solved and worked on the two pieces yesterday. I made a bleach/water solution and put the board in the shower and sprayed them liberally with the mixture. I let it set for a bit, and then used a small scrub brush to work it in further. After a couple of hours, I rinsed them and allowed them to dry in a well-ventilated place. They really do look much better. By the ...

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Very simple tray - Bandeja muy sencilla

04-25-2011 02:24 AM by Marpintero | 1 comment »

This is my first blog. Dedicated to all who post blogs and learn them well. Thank you for sharing your experiences!Este es mi primer blog. Dedicado a todos los que postean blogs y de los cuales tanto aprendemos. ¡Muchas gracias por compartir sus conocimientos y experiencias! To see photos of the finished tray:Para ver las fotos de la bandeja terminada: Preliminary Considerations- The use of plans for this project is expressly prohibited. Let the eyes...

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The Making of a Walnut Bowl/Tray

03-10-2011 08:10 PM by cranesgonewild | 28 comments »

I was visiting my parents over the Christmas holidays, when I noticed a plastic tray full of candy on the coffee table. My mom told me she got it from the dollar store. She also told me that she loves this bowl because of the divided trays.So, being the woodworker that I am. I decided that I was going to make one out of wood. Without anyone knowing, I took measurements. I do own the CMT bowl and tray bit, and it does come with a template for making this tray. However, the overall size of that...

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