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Serving tray with scraps of Brazilian wood

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Project by Menini posted 06-15-2016 12:08 PM 792 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This serving tray was done with scraps of several types of Brazilian wood: sucupira (three different colors), vinhático (three different colors), peroba-rosa, perobinha, murici, angelim, eucalipto, ipê, aroeira.

It was finished with sandpaper (grits 80, 120, 220) and beewax.

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/)





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majuvla

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#1 posted 06-15-2016 01:07 PM

Again beautiful trays. Those scrap patterns are excellent. One more reminder to keep all scraps. You never know when you will use them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-15-2016 01:40 PM

This looks great very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BB1

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#3 posted 06-15-2016 02:58 PM

Really nice tray. Love all the different colors! How did you secure the panel to the sides? As a new woodworker I appreciate those willing to share the “how” of project construction.

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MikeUT

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#4 posted 06-15-2016 03:02 PM

Great tray! I love Brazil and have been there a few times. My wife is half Brazilian, she was born in the states but all of her Mom’s family is still down there.

How easy is it to get wood down and how expensive is it? It is crazy to think of the variety that you guys have, I imagine you have 10 times the species that we have heard of in the states. Is the wood cheap or is it expensive like everything else in Brazil?

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Menini

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#5 posted 06-15-2016 05:05 PM

Thanks to all for the comments.


Really nice tray. Love all the different colors! How did you secure the panel to the sides? As a new woodworker I appreciate those willing to share the “how” of project construction.

- BB1

I cut a dado with the router and after, I glued the panel.


Great tray! I love Brazil and have been there a few times. My wife is half Brazilian, she was born in the states but all of her Mom s family is still down there.

How easy is it to get wood down and how expensive is it? It is crazy to think of the variety that you guys have, I imagine you have 10 times the species that we have heard of in the states. Is the wood cheap or is it expensive like everything else in Brazil?

- MikeUT

Yes, we are really lucky to have several types/species/colors of wood.

I used some reclaimed woods (called here “madeira de demolição” or wood obtained in an old construction that was demolished), and, in this case, this is free. But, I also bought some of these woods that is sold by some people that deal with “madeira de demolição”.

Several woods, like peroba-rosa, sucupira, ipê, etc., are from species threatened with extinction and it is not possible to buy as a new feedstock. So, we seek for opportunities like this. But, in general, they are more or less expensive.

In this site you can view some of the main types of Brazilian woods: http://www.ipt.br/consultas_online/informacoes_sobre_madeira/busca

Leave the fields blank and press “buscar”.

Cheers!

-- Menini (https://www.facebook.com/muyraquita/)

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 06-16-2016 12:44 PM

This is a very nice project. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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