Wallet Tray

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Project by Blake posted 01-03-2010 09:35 AM 3471 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this “tray” to use up a few scraps I had around the shop. The two pieces of Maple on the ends were left over from the Maple slabs I used for the Jellyfish table.

The bottom and sides are Lacewood. I just designed as I went and originally thought it would have a lid but decided against it. So it has been sitting by our front door and I keep my wallet and keys in it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 12:49 PM

a piece of art. I bet you get lots of compliments on it as people enter your home

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 02:40 PM

Blake, nice looking wood and functional do-dad tray. You might consider putting a little sign by it saying: Donations Graciously Accepted. Funds to be used for future woodworking projects.

Happy New Year.


-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 03:21 PM

Blake, I think that Bruce is onto something with the donations request. :) This is a nice piece and a good way to use of those offcuts that we just can’t seem to part with. I have never had the opportunity to work with lacewood but it looks like an interesting wood.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 04:18 PM

Cool design and great wood.

But if you leave your wallet in a tray by the front door, you obviously have no teenage children.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-03-2010 04:19 PM

Blake a cool useful tray. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 01-03-2010 04:36 PM

Nice job, everybody needs a box to put their wallet, change and keys in. Stunning.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 01-03-2010 05:43 PM

Blake, I really like your design for your tray and of course the woods are gorgeous. I’m with Charlie, wife and teenage daughter, I wouldn’t dare leave that kind of temptation. (like I really have any money in my wallet!) lol. I have to blame someone for not having anything in the wallet, it’s not like I would spend all my money on tools or cool wood!

-- John @

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#8 posted 01-03-2010 06:14 PM

Interesting design

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 08:35 PM

Beautiful wood Blake and a nice project.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 01-03-2010 10:02 PM

simpel no
butyful yes


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#11 posted 01-04-2010 03:07 AM

Well done, Blake

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 01-04-2010 10:55 PM

Nice wood combination and design. Well done.

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#13 posted 01-14-2010 06:56 AM

Interesting…I usually use my pocket instead of carrying my wallet around in a tray, but hey, that’s cool. ;)

-- Psalm19:1

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#14 posted 01-30-2010 01:04 AM

great looking wallet tray… or change tray… or whatever tray… nice woods used…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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