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Red oak tray made of cut offs.

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Project by jack1 posted 08-27-2014 02:50 AM 608 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As many of us do, I save my cut offs for… ;0). I have lots and if it’s red oak at $9/linear foot… Anyways, lots of great gifts. The tray measures 9”x19”.
I did buy a couple of red oak draw pulls and used min wax natural stain and satin finish.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!





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#1 posted 08-27-2014 03:19 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 08-27-2014 03:23 AM

Nice job Jack !
That’s a real beauty !

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 03:23 AM

Beautiful, I like the look of red oak as well.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 03:26 AM

Nice tray Jack. I’ve got one in mind that I want to build.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#5 posted 08-27-2014 03:38 AM

Thanks guys. I had a different design in mind but the router table changed that plan… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 08-27-2014 12:55 PM

Nice tray! Good save by using leftover cutoffs.

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#7 posted 08-27-2014 02:04 PM

Nicely done Jack! I like the second picture with the cutoff bin in the background.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 08-27-2014 07:32 PM

Very nice looking. Since you have so much material to work with, I would countersink the screws. It will give the inside a smoother look. Just my 2 cents.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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jack1

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#9 posted 08-27-2014 08:20 PM

I thought of doing that but the heads of the screws were pretty large and the wood not that thick. I suppose I could’ve used other screws.
A good thought though.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 08-27-2014 08:50 PM

I’d have to agree with JimRochester on the countersinking of the screws. It only takes an extra couple of minutes and makes a lot of difference in the overall fit-and-finish of the piece. I made a similar tray several years ago and didn’t initially countersink the screws. It bothered me enough that I asked the recipient for the tray back. I then countersunk the screws and covered them the stick-on cork discs. That way, if the screws ever loosen, the cork tabs pop right off and the handle can be tightened.

Here’s the tray of mine I was referring to:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/31450

If you scroll down, I added more pictures of the refinements.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 08-28-2014 12:16 AM

Great looking tray! It’s nice to get some use out of your scraps!

-- Dean

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#12 posted 08-29-2014 03:28 AM

That is one fine looking tray, Jack. Nice job on it!!!!!!!!!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 09-03-2014 10:41 AM

Nice tray Jim.

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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