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Chip and Dip Tray

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Project by PPK posted 03-19-2016 06:31 PM 753 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tray for my mother in law for Christmas one year. Its made from maple and some cherry scraps. I posted a few picture so you can see the steps. Its not hard at all to do with a template and a top bearing flush trim bit. Not necessary, but helpful to speed up the process, I used a drill press with a large forstner bit to hog out the majority of the wood from the centers.

I lacquered it for a finish. If I did it again, I’d probably use polyurethane, as this stands up better to water spills. That being said, this tray looks none the worse for the occasional use at parties that it gets!

Two small glass bowls (not pictured) can be filled with dip or salsa and placed in the round holes.

-- Pete





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Diggerjacks

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#1 posted 03-19-2016 07:21 PM

Hello Pete

Very nice

I have to make someone like yours

Whats size ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 07:53 PM

Nice looking template – bowl as well, ofcourse.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 08:36 PM

Hmm… Perhaps about 9 to 10” wide and 16” long? Depth about 2.5”? I gave it away, so don’t have exact measurements, sorry. One thing that works well is to have the bowls that go with it beforehand, and then build it to fit them…

-- Pete

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#4 posted 03-19-2016 09:44 PM

This turned out nicely. Congratulations, Pete.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 03-20-2016 02:41 AM

Nice job! I love to make router bowls. I use bowl carving bits – you might want to consider them. They allow curved bottoms.

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#6 posted 03-20-2016 05:57 PM

Hello Pete

Thanks for the dimensions

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 03-21-2016 01:13 PM

Thanks Philba,
Yes, I learned of those bits AFTER I did this project, Lol. That’s the beauty of building – you can always make another.
I didn’t post my (3) attempts at a deacons bench yet, but that’s a great example of my trial and error journey of learning that Maple… doesn’t…stain… at… all…!!

-- Pete

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