Serving tray

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Project by paulcoyne posted 1754 days ago 1625 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

as you can see this is my first post and hopefuly of many, i love getting feedback so dont be afraid to get in touch.

this is a maple serving tray i have recently completed, its got walnut splines on the mitered angles, the handles are walnut and biscuited to the sides,the base is made of veneered ply, its finished with 2 coats of polyurathane lacquer and buffed with beeswax.

general dimensions are 300mm x 400mm x 65mm.

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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#1 posted 1754 days ago

Very nice tray.
I like the splines and the handles. Nice choice of woods.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 1754 days ago

thank you very much Ellen…

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#3 posted 1754 days ago

A nice looking tray and the grain is beautiful. Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 1754 days ago

nice work. I am building some for Christmas gifts

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 1754 days ago

Well done & welcome aboard.

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#6 posted 1754 days ago

Love the grain movement around the edge. Handle seems ever so slightly small to me—would love it to be a bit longer. But that’s a nit.

Nice job!

Did you use a dye on the maple? I really like how the grain stands out…

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#7 posted 1754 days ago

I really like this tray it’s desert to the eye

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#8 posted 1754 days ago

Nice work. Clean lines. Welcome to the site!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 1754 days ago

Nicely done, great work!

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#10 posted 1754 days ago

thank you everybody for your kind comments, in relation to the handles : the hanles are quite small but still quite functional, i designed them this size so as all the dimensions coralate, so the length of the handle equals the height of the tray… the width of the handle also equals the width of the tray i hope this justifies my madness :)

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#11 posted 1753 days ago

Lovely, very lovely. You might be interested in studying Fibonacci numbers and proportions.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#12 posted 1753 days ago

Nice work, Paul!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1453 days ago

Just ran across your project at random from the homepage and thought it looked great! I need to make a couple of these myself. :)

-- Gunther, Marietta GA -- So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be. -Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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