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Project by haskins posted 03-24-2015 11:34 PM 1323 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We could not get the wife/mother to pose with our new serving tray. Ha

Picked up some triangle shaped .1 inch quilted maple pieces and joined them with a strip of walnut all glued to 1/8 plywood. The warped maple pulled the plywood in a bow. So we decided to make a tray where a slot would hold everything flat. Sides are mahogany, splines are maple (blinds). Sanded to 1000 and put gloss on everything. We didn’t like the gloss so we sanded back down and put a matte finish on.

-- father son woodworks





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robscastle

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#1 posted 03-25-2015 01:16 AM

Your skilfull work produced a nice result.
I am not sure if you are aware but when veneering you need to do both sides to prevent warping.
It does not have to be any thing special it just balances out the EMC and de-stresses the timber to reduce warping.

-- Regards Robert

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aussiedave

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#2 posted 03-25-2015 02:06 AM

Very nice tray and beautiful woods…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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pjones46

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#3 posted 03-25-2015 02:21 AM

She is a very lucky woman to have such a talented woodworker. Great looking and like the woods.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#4 posted 03-25-2015 09:19 PM

Beautiful piece, nice proportions. Specially like the angled splines.

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#5 posted 03-27-2015 02:25 PM

I LOVE it! Absolutely gorgeous. Nice work!

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 03:02 PM

This is nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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