Man-Trays.......everyone gets one for Christmas!

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Project by jbschutz posted 12-15-2014 04:05 PM 1878 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Man-Trays... I think I have everyone covered for Christmas gifts. I cranked out another stack of my Man-Trays…..various kinds of wood. Shown are two in aromatic cedar and two in walnut. They are about six inches square, have a maple vine detail, and are finished in satin poly. The bottom foot is covered with leather and the tops are dished out about 5/8 inch to hold a guy’s keys, change and wallet. I have managed to sell a few, and they are fairly quick to make. If I can just learn to keep my knuckles out of the way of those invisible flying corners…...

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 04:20 PM

Really COOL man (trays)!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 04:46 PM

Those are very nice – should be appreciated by the lucky recipients.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 05:30 PM

Cool gifts John nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 05:44 PM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 12-16-2014 12:35 AM

Those are fantastic JB. Ouch on the knuckles for sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 12:44 AM

John I was wondering how you rounded the corners and I would have never thought of using your knuckles LOL
I am enjoying the one you gave me and it sure is handy .


-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 01:04 AM

Great looking man trays! Nice to see the guys getting some love!

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

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 01:09 AM

Looks awesome-did you cut up an old football for the bottoms?

Bill in MI

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#9 posted 12-16-2014 02:48 AM

How cool are those John! Nice – and everyone gets one! I’ll PM my address!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#10 posted 12-16-2014 11:24 AM

Very nice design indeed.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#11 posted 12-16-2014 01:02 PM

Those look great. How did you turn them out so fast. There are thousands of Lumberjocks members. When do you want our addresses, or do you have them already?

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#12 posted 12-16-2014 01:54 PM

Great idea, recipients should be very happy

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#13 posted 02-12-2015 03:48 AM

I think they are perfect for everyone and not just the men alone. The ladies can rock these trays out too either in the kitchen for the spices and condiments or out in the living room for some aromatherapy potpourri for everyone to enjoy. The stable flat base really completes the look and simply flawless in allowing the trays to stay put instead of rocking from side to side due to the round shape.

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