Serving Tray\Dish

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Project by Triumph1 posted 01-03-2015 04:51 PM 1734 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A handmade Christmas present is always the way to go! This is a Serving Dish\Tray I designed and created for my girlfriends parents. It is made from Black Walnut and Curly Maple. I created a template to route out the dish area but then modified the shape using a bur carver. The main shape was cut on a bandsaw set at 60 degrees and then further shaped using rasps. A small slope was shaped into the ends of the curly maple tray to blend into the black walnut legs.

The tray is 17” x 6” x 3”. It was finished with five coats of hand rubbed polyurethane followed by two buffings of wax. Happy Holidays everyone!

-- Jeff , Wisconsin Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#1 posted 01-03-2015 04:58 PM

That’s a very unique shape, I like it.

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#2 posted 01-03-2015 05:07 PM


I’m sure they had never seen such a unique serving piece before. LOL! Nicely done. As always!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 06:04 PM

Nice design, can see it full of nuts and dried fruit on the table

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 06:18 PM

Very cool…great design and nice wood selection.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#5 posted 01-03-2015 06:27 PM

Great design and choice of woods. Thatʻs not just any serving tray. That should earn you some points with your girlfriendʻs parents. lol

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 01-03-2015 07:59 PM

Classy piece Jeff bet the olds were very pleased with this

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 01-03-2015 09:40 PM

What a great imagination. Wish I had your eye for design.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#8 posted 01-03-2015 10:34 PM

Nice eye Jeff.
A very cool piece. The finish on that is just spectacular.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 01-03-2015 11:14 PM

Awesome! The contrast of the woods are gorgeous. Well done.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#10 posted 01-04-2015 12:03 AM

Fantastic piece!

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#11 posted 01-04-2015 01:24 AM

I am afraid you are setting a bad precedent. If your “girlfriend’s” parents get something this sweet, just think what they will expect when they are your “wife’s” parents!

Super concept and execution!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#12 posted 01-04-2015 02:15 AM

That is one cool design of a serving tray. The shape reminds me of the Navy stealth ship I read about in Popular Mechanics years ago. Good job.

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#13 posted 01-04-2015 04:09 AM

Nice one Jeff. I like the gap and the sheen. Looks so smooooooth!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#14 posted 01-04-2015 11:35 AM

Futuristic, and unique. I like the wood combos also.

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

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#15 posted 01-04-2015 05:33 PM

Another incredible piece Triumph, I always enjoy seeing what you create! Thanks for posting and Happy Holidays…
Looking forward to your 2015 builds/posts…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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