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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 1476 views 1 time favorited 15 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 !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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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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firefighterontheside

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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. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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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 -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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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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#14 posted 09-28-2014 02:39 AM

Jack,
Been awhile. I have not been on the site much lately. Good to see you still making shavings!
That is the best use of cut offs I’ve seen in some time.
Catch you later.
BTKS
OH, do you still have some chickens around?

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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jack1

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#15 posted 09-28-2014 03:45 AM

Yes we do. Down to 5 barred rocks that are getting long in the beak…
Working on another oak tray from more scraps too. Got lots of scraps…

You doing well? Don’t be a stranger.

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

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