Another serving tray

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Project by BB1 posted 04-13-2016 10:54 AM 397 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Second try at a serving tray and this time I feel confident wood movement has been planned for adequately. This is a thank you for friends and is made from walnut they gave to me along with some pine for the contrasting slats. Used blind dovetails again and hand holds were cut by my husband on the scroll saw. Used GF High Performance which gave a nice richness to the walnut.

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 05:41 PM

Nice combination of two woods, I like this handle triangle shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-14-2016 12:07 AM

Have to confess…the handle design was one of convenience. Used this as my template. Drilling holes at the three ends and then it was connect the dots. Ended up liking how it looked and felt when lifting the tray so used it on both the serving trays I have made.

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#3 posted 04-14-2016 06:05 PM

Nice look! I like the contrast of the woods and the finish looks great. My wife would definitely like for me to make something like this. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 12:40 AM

another project to add to my list. Do you work off a pattern, or just make it up as you go. I am pretty inexperienced at the more intricate detailed things.

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#5 posted 04-17-2016 01:21 AM

I didn’t have a printed plan but had seen a serving tray version in a Woodsmith video. Some differences were that I used blind dovetails and various types and widths of wood. So saw the idea on the tray but then adapted to what I had in the shop. Really liked how this turned out.

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