Curved Side Serving Tray

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Project by robscastle posted 06-13-2014 07:51 AM 964 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aurora made a request for a tray big enough for two plates KFS two coffees and S&P Shakers.

This meant a tray with the internals of 600mm x 320mm.
I had quite a few sticks of European Walnut so after a quick measure up I found I could mill them up, bookmatch each and then biscuit joint them all together to make the base.

I wanted to do some curved laminating so the oportunity existed here, I made a caul and then a couple of sticks went into the band saw for slicing and re gluing as curved ends,

The sides were some matched lengths just cut to size
The handles are produced from a 20 mm forstner bit then the the waste routed out.

There are a heap of screws holding everything together along with Titebond II so there is no chance of it falling apart

Sanded to 1600 Grit and finished with a Howards product Golden Oak Citrus Shield.

Took me 2 days to complete, I then put it in a bag and presented it to the wife, she was pleased!

I am expecting Bacon and Eggs in the Garden Sat Morning !!

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 06-13-2014 08:03 AM

Looks very nice Robert. Enjoy that breakfast!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-13-2014 10:22 AM

Really nice. I love the design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-13-2014 10:56 AM

Very nice Rob in design and the walnut looks great…excellent

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 06-13-2014 10:56 PM

Beautiful! I really love the curve’s joint. You definitely deserve the breakfast in the garden!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 06-14-2014 01:16 AM

great job.

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#6 posted 06-14-2014 05:48 AM

Unique design.very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-15-2014 12:14 AM

Very nice. Bacon and eggs sound really good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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