Serving Tray

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Project by Tommy H. posted 01-01-2015 12:56 AM 2762 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Serving tray made of Oak with Wenge accents (miter keys if that is what they are called??). The sides and ends are angled at 15 degrees.

I also included a picture of the jig used to cut the miter keys. The base angle runs along the tablesaw fence is 19.1 degree. The angle is 43.1 degree to keep at a 45 degree angle from the blade. The 15 degree rest matches up with the angle of the side/ends.

Applied 3 coats of Waterlox which appeared to be enough for the minimal use that it will get.

Thanks, Tommy

-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 01:52 AM

Zero comments?? And yet, crap not near as good as this gets “top three” or whatever the hell it is. You did good bro. You did real good!

-- ....And on the seventh day the Lord created the Les Paul...and it was good.

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#2 posted 01-01-2015 02:04 AM

WONDERFUL JOB TOMMY! I really admire the duel angled corners…...............OldRocker, chill, people are distracted, it’s New Years Eve!......;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#3 posted 01-01-2015 02:49 AM

I like the look of the oak and wenge. Well done.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 01-01-2015 02:19 PM

Very nice job! Cutting and fitting the dual angle miters is no easy task.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#5 posted 01-01-2015 06:09 PM

Awesome ! Perfect ! Hat’s off !



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#6 posted 01-01-2015 07:57 PM

You know what, Joe. You are exactly right. My apologies to anyone I may have offended with my post. Didn’t mean for it to offend anyone.

This tray reminds me a lot of the tray that Tommy Mac built on one of his shows. Its in his book, too. But he made his trays to look a little rustic. He made a couple of jigs pretty much the same as the ones Tommy H. made. Again, nice tray, Tommy. When I built a few trays (nothing near as nice as these), the finish was a little too slick. Ended up cutting a small piece of rubber matting for the bottom. Kept things from sliding, but I hated to cover up a large portion of the tray. I used the stuff from Wal-Mart (not the nice stuff you can get to use for routing).

-- ....And on the seventh day the Lord created the Les Paul...and it was good.

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#7 posted 01-01-2015 09:54 PM

It is a really well designed and executed tray.Really very lovely. I did not say anything sooner as I am just out of hospital but it is truly, a fine workmanship piece with artistic merit on a high scale too .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 01-02-2015 09:46 AM

great design, the joinery is amazing.

-- Floyd - Harrison Arkansas

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#9 posted 01-02-2015 11:03 PM

Beautiful tray and excellent craftsmanship, Tommy. Looks like you mastered the compound cuts, which can be a real bear.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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