Serving tray, Maple

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Project by James Lango posted 09-22-2008 07:02 AM 1450 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was taken from a woodworkers jounal book. Bad thing about it is that i modified the design to fit a way too heavy piece of glass that i had. The flimsy legs shake if you walk past it too fast. lol

Not very pleased with the leg design either, but everyone else thinks it’s great.

Live and learn i guess


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#1 posted 09-22-2008 03:09 PM

The look is great! But I want to know more about how the legs were made.

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

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#2 posted 09-22-2008 04:15 PM

More info on the legs here as well. All Bandsawn? I like the leg curves but over all the piece looks a little light. Something in the proportions or something doesnt look quite, well right.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#3 posted 09-22-2008 04:53 PM

Laminating the legs will make them much stronger.

-- Zipsss

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#4 posted 09-22-2008 05:32 PM

Very nice, well done.


-- Woody, UK

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James Lango

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#5 posted 09-22-2008 08:58 PM

The legs are Maple, believe it or not each leg is cut from a 1×6. The pattern just barely fit on the 1×6. I think one of the problems with the legs was this: you know how the books/mags put a pattern on a grid that all fits on a 8 1/2×11? Then they tell you each square is equal to whatever. That usually works out fine for me, but this was different because you have to capture the curves and still make them graceful. I had trouble with this project, very frustrating. But thanks for the comments.


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