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These were made using a jig like the one here by closetguy.

the oak one has some imprefections due to several mistakes i made in the construction of the jig, and the recess is 10×10cm which made it impossible to use 2×4 (most of my material is 2×4).

the upper one is DF and i made it just to test the jig – works well.

I still didn’t find a really good way of smoothing the recess. maybe a pad would work. if anyone has any ideas, please let me know!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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patron

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#1 posted 06-26-2009 01:53 AM

i made some of these years ago , and used a flat bottom cutter with round over edges , and atop bearing .
probably the same as you did ,
the thing i remember about it ,
was that i worked from the middle slowly out wards .
to clean the bottom well befor i lost the flat for the router .
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so it would’nt tilt down .
they look good ,
make many fast ,
and you can stay warm !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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James

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 05:23 AM

Imperfections are what make each of the projects we do unique. When I see them I know it was made by a real person and not some machine spitting out 2000 parts per hour. I think your trays look great, keep on truckin!

To smooth out the bottom, a small block with sandpaper glued to it works well for me. If they are shallow enough, perhaps a dremel-like tool with a small drum sander might do the trick?

Take care

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 05:26 AM

good projects well done

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 05:56 AM

yes, i use the bowl bit (CMT) for this. however, it still leaves tiny ridges. at first i used the narrow side of a card scraper to smooth it and it really smooth nicely, but if you make one wrong move you have an ugly ridge in the side. maybe i’ll make a sacrifice to the snack trays goddess and round the edges of one of my card scrapers.

i just made another one and used a small block of wood with roundover routed on all edges. worked pretty well.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 03:59 PM

Nice job. I agree with hackman 24. All one of a kind.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#6 posted 07-04-2009 10:35 AM

Sweet idea.. I will add to the list of gift ideas along with closetguys tray.
I might even make one out of the Patron Double Curve Board

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 07-04-2009 10:53 AM

I have since made deeper ones (actually from dressed 2×4). its better (and also saves heaps of chips in your workshop and dulling of the bullnose bit) do use forstener bit to remove the bulk of the waste.
one made from 3 bands of waves (dark/white/dark) would look stunning.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#8 posted 07-14-2009 09:45 PM

Great job and a great use of scraps : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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