Serving Tray made for friend

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Project by TROUT posted 12-13-2014 02:16 PM 1202 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this tray for a friend I work with, it’s a Christmas present for his wife. It’s made from Purple Heart, walnut and several other woods I can’t identify.

This is the first time I’ve made a tray with splayed sides and I went through a lot of scrap wood before I conceded and googled the compound miter angles. The finish is Tung oil and gloss wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-13-2014 02:44 PM

That’s a beautifully done tray!!
Very nice!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#2 posted 12-13-2014 03:27 PM

really nice

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#3 posted 12-13-2014 04:58 PM

Very Pretty, did you just wing it or have some plans?

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 12-13-2014 05:04 PM

Very very nice great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-13-2014 07:22 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Gshepherd, I Just winged it, I saw a tray something like this on here a year or so ago and fell in love with it.

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#6 posted 12-14-2014 06:17 PM

That’s gorgeous!

I hear you on the splayed sides. I tried one with dove tails once. Had enough scraps to heat the shop for a month!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 12-14-2014 07:42 PM

That’s a beautiful tray. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-15-2014 01:20 AM

Love it! Beautiful!

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 02:18 AM

Very nice! I want one.

-- Sandy, Louisiana,

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