|Project by jumbojack||posted 02-21-2015 11:23 PM||1297 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
One of the ladies at church is in charge of obtaining goods for auction at our fund raisers. She asked for a serving tray this year and supplied a photo of what she wanted.
T h is is what I came up with. The frame is cherry with walnut handles. The tray is 1/2” ply veneered with some WILD Maple burl. I just obtained a vacuum press, bag and a couple hundred square feet of veneer. So I have been veneering anything not nailed down. The second shows the inside of the frame, I used a stopped groove to hold the panel. Maple dowels hold the frame togerher, I almost used screws but just don’t like using them. The walnut dowel handles were oriented with the end grain inline with the sides. I ran the ends into the bandsaw, then glued a wedge in to make the handles fast in the ears of the frame, further locking the whole thing together. Like I said this burl is wild. There is a little heart right in the center. When laying out the bookmatch I saw it and wanted to orient it in the center of the tray.
The last photo is the sister I made to keep/sell. Again cherry sides with a Sepele burl. It has an ostrich skin like appearance.
I let the church lady choose and she went with the maple one.
Thanks for looking
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