|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 04-16-2016 11:01 PM||704 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I learned what a whimsey was a few months ago. Years ago, glass blowers might end their work day then use up the remaining molten glass to fashion whatever their hearts desired. Many times, they made interesting glass canes. Those canes had all kinds of cool twists turns and colors.
This serving tray is half whimsical and half stolen from a woodworking TV show.
It was cut on a table saw and gouged out with a router.
The rounded ends were cut with a simple circle jig sled on the TS.
All cove cuts were cut on the TS using a cove jig. The most whimsical cove of all is the groove I added to the bottom.
If you will pardon me the use of the word whimsical, I’d like to set the record straight. That groove in the bottom was a big time screw up. ;) I don’t know where my brain was when I set up the jig. I set up the cove angle to cut a narrow groove. Yeah so I wanted a wide groove. On top of that, I decided I wanted a slightly deeper groove and raised the blade too high for the second pass.
So – there you are. A serving tray that isn’t deep enough to hold anything in. Mom is using it for a decoration.
I made this sometime in May of 2015 just before I got to enjoy a prolonged case of diverticulitis. I’m better now and looking forward to much better summer.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!