|Project by JimRochester||posted 08-30-2014 03:42 PM||1356 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
These are three variations of the herringbone tray in Woodcraft magazine from about 08. (Picture 1) The first one I made according to the plans and it came out OK. I thought it was a little bland so the next time around I made it a bit bigger, added padauk and purpleheart woods, cut the strips at a steeper angle, and completely changed the handle (Picture 2). For the latest version (Picture 3 and 4) I went back to a finger holes in the handle and added 1 strip of maple back in, removing 1 strip padauk. I also made the sides thicker.
Feel free to offer other suggestions or alternatives. Except for the suggestion to give up woodworking, I hear that all the time ;)
On a side note. When I prepare the strips I always purposely prepare the stock long so I have plenty of cut-offs. They make great accent pieces to add in other boards trays.
-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.