Celtic Pride

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Project by FireHazzard posted 08-28-2009 09:15 PM 1534 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You can’t make just two, or three, or …. This being the third serving tray I have made and I’m start a fourth for my wife.

The curly maple is a piece of ¾ solid. The checkerboard pattern is achieved by routing 1/8” horizontal line 1/8” deep and pressing thin strips of walnut into the curly maple. The 3/8” round plugs are pressed into the maple about ¼” deep. The Celtic design outline is routed out of the maple. A solid walnut piece is routed in the Celtic design outline and glued into the curly maple wood. After drying the interior Celtic pieces are routed out of the walnut, and pieces are pressed into place. Tung oil finish and that’s about it!

—Buddy, Shreveport,

-- Buddy, Shreveport,

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 09:30 PM

Wow ! Those are really beautiful serving trays You make and extremely well done.
Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 09:44 PM

Gorgeous tray! Very well done. You make it sound so easy, but we know better. Thanks for posting!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#3 posted 08-28-2009 11:28 PM

Fantastic workmanship.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#4 posted 08-28-2009 11:40 PM

Have not paid homage to your work yet, what an oversight. You’re AWESOME man! Those are beautiful and well made. Real treasures for sure. Very nice….........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 08-28-2009 11:50 PM

Beautiful work Buddy,design & execution.

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#6 posted 08-28-2009 11:54 PM

Great work!!!! Very Clean!!!

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 12:01 AM

Excellent design and execution! Very impressive indeed.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 01:59 AM

very nice work

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 08-29-2009 02:29 AM

Nice work Buddy

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 08-29-2009 03:05 AM

Sweetness!!! I love the design & Craftsmanship. Great job Buddy.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 08-29-2009 04:48 AM

Fantastico, that is some beautiful work!

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

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#12 posted 08-29-2009 04:49 AM

Well, that must have taken the better part of an entire afternoon. LOL.


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 08-29-2009 06:20 AM

That’s some true craftsmanship Buddy.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#14 posted 08-29-2009 06:38 AM

Very impressive looking piece. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 08-29-2009 11:51 AM

Very Very nice work. WOW!

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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