|Project by DeepWater||posted 11-17-2015 03:51 PM||702 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I recently re-connected with an old lunchtime college friend from 27 years ago and discovered her and her husband now live near me so I planned a little reunion by designing and building a sturdy serving tray so her husband can serve her breakfast in bed.
I’m still a woodworking newbie, but learning a lot about the use, sharpening, and techniques needed in a variety of hand tools, including a recently refurbished wooden Stanley hand plane.
I built a basic oak frame with single large handout dovetails that include poplar “inlays” in the long edges and handle “keys”, carrying the notion of angles through the poplar insets including a removable flower bud vase (anytime I serve my wife breakfast in bed, the flower vase is always the first to tip over!). Finished with Daly’s Benite Wood Conditioner (which I can’t say enough about!) and CrystalFin Acrylic Polyurethane to make it tough.
It was a great reunion and will “serve” my friends for many years. They’re delighted too!