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Project by Rentvent posted 03-14-2016 09:16 PM 3705 views 32 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first real woodworking project made of ambrosia maple and walnut. Drew on paper, then sketchup. Used router pattern bit on handle and valley under the handle. Handles have tenons connecting it to the frame. My first time using a plunge router to create the mortises. Finished with two coats of danish oil and two coats of poly.

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#1 posted 03-14-2016 09:38 PM

Very Nice,
I like your choices of wood.

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#2 posted 03-14-2016 09:50 PM

id say you did a pretty good job for your first project.very nice craftsmanship and great design,congratulations and welcome.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 03-14-2016 11:03 PM

Nice work – great lines!

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#4 posted 03-14-2016 11:06 PM

Very nice! Is the bottom a solid piece of wood? Or is that a veneer? Very nice tray.

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#5 posted 03-15-2016 12:03 AM

Very nice tray. Great job!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 03-15-2016 12:38 AM

Love the two tone

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 01:26 AM

Great looking tray!!!!!!

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#8 posted 03-15-2016 03:28 AM

Very nice project. Really like the contrasting woods. Great job!

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#9 posted 03-15-2016 10:01 AM

Nice joinery! Handles are too good. I like the wood combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-15-2016 12:02 PM

I like the grain running in the short direction. Adds a nice different take on a tray.

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#11 posted 03-15-2016 01:43 PM

very nice

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#12 posted 03-15-2016 02:34 PM

Clean, simple and beautifully done. Really like your wood choices.

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#13 posted 03-15-2016 04:47 PM

This is a very nice looking tray. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 03-15-2016 07:35 PM

The splines are a great touch. Great result for a first-timer, you should be very proud!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#15 posted 03-15-2016 08:05 PM

Excellent design and execution. How are the handles attached?

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