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Project by moshel posted 07-28-2009 06:54 AM 1536 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now this started as my worse ever attempt on doing something. I tried to make a 3 bins serving tray (deeper than what I usually make). one bin was destroyed during the drilling stage, the other bin was destroyed in the routing stage. So I was left with one bin and the few cm that i leave on the side. looked really bad. it also had the marks from the drill (as I didn’t take the brad point into the depth calculation).

ok, so I added a thumb shaped groove on the side, slapped a finish on it and left it to dry in the house. EVERYONE that saw it picked it up, smiled and said its very cute. go figure….

will try to make some more of prettier wood.

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





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degoose

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#1 posted 07-28-2009 07:04 AM

What a clever ratbag, hey!
I will steal this idea for the big show in Melbourne,
Larry

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

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moshel

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#2 posted 07-28-2009 07:27 AM

I’ll be honored!
Yours will probably be PH with NGR inlay, I bet.

Its funny how such a small detail can change a project.

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

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scrappy

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#3 posted 07-28-2009 07:39 AM

Not all mistakes turn out bad. We all forget the little things once in a while. I have done my share(and other peoples share) of re-designing an error out of a project.

Great little item to have around. Now that you know what it is, you need more for the party guests. haha

Great work and recovery.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 07-28-2009 07:49 AM

well done

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moshel

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#5 posted 07-28-2009 08:23 AM

scrappy I am not complaining about the mistakes. I make heaps of them. And although people might think otherwise I am usually not posting them :-). I posted this one just for the idea of the thumb groove. it is actually very comfortable for carrying around, less stress on the thumb.

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

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daltxguy

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#6 posted 07-28-2009 09:31 AM

Only for right handed party-ers. I can see why a recent survey found that right handed people were, in general happier than left handed people.

Great idea. Better make some more. That holds about enough party snacks just for me when I come over…

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Durnik150

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#7 posted 07-28-2009 09:33 AM

Neat little piece. It goes to show that you never know 100% what you are going to end up with when you work with wood. You should make a stack of them like a set of coasters and put them next to the chips and dip at the next party.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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patron

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#8 posted 07-28-2009 11:36 AM

stay on top of this !
the last time i saw
something like this done ,
it was called the wheel !

and look where it went .

-- 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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hooky

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#9 posted 07-28-2009 11:43 AM

what a clever idea you came up with great save

I have figured out as an apprentice cabinet maker its not how well you can do the job but how well you can hide the mistakes

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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SPalm

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#10 posted 07-28-2009 02:13 PM

That is cute. But now my daughter wants a set for her house.

So I guess you used a bowl bit on your router with a template? Do you really have to hog out the center with a drill first? I guess it can’t hurt.

If you also route a thumb grab on the top, it would work for lefties too.

Thanks again,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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moshel

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#11 posted 07-28-2009 03:02 PM

I actually just traced my thumb and free handed with a bowl bit. took 10 secs… becuase its a shallow groove its easy to control.
you don’t have to use the drill, but routing is messy… heaps of chips flying around, dust, noise….
the forstner is much faster and quieter, and also saves the load on the pretty expensive bowl bit.

I warned you this is too cute! my wife also started talking about a set.

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

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Innovator

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#12 posted 07-28-2009 03:02 PM

They would be great for the kids at a party, give each one their own bowl for snacks.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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moshel

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#13 posted 07-28-2009 11:24 PM

BTW, daltxguy, it can be used by lefties if you hold it rotated 90 degrees clockwise

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

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 07-29-2009 12:03 AM

excellent!!
you can put a little slot in it as well to hold a glass
Click for details

I like the thumb hold.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mtkate

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#15 posted 08-03-2009 11:29 PM

Maybe you can try standing on a street corner and see how many coins you collect ;)

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