Chip & Dip Tray #2: Walnut

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Project by docspencer posted 10-11-2016 06:30 PM 1114 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second tray. The first one was white oak and we kept it. Gave this one to our daughter. Made it from a 2 1/2” thick hunk of walnut a friend gave to me. Hogged out most of the wood with a forstner bit then used a bowl cutting router bit. I didn’t make any of the mistakes this time that I made one the first one.

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Scott Dirt Road Woodworks

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#1 posted 10-11-2016 07:13 PM

Nice little tray. It gave me an idea for a project. Thank you.


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#2 posted 10-11-2016 08:24 PM

Looks great, and I’m sure she’ll get a lot of enjoyment from it—especially since it came from Dad!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 10-12-2016 12:39 AM

I really like this. I Can get Maple, Ash and Yellow Birch cut to order. Any idea out of the three which would be the most work friendly?

-- Dan,Mid-Maine

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#4 posted 10-12-2016 09:57 AM

Abn – I haven’t worked with Yellow Birch so I don’t know how that would work on this project. The maple and ash might burn when you run the bowl cutter through it – not sure though. You might minimize this by taking very small passes. Good luck!

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#5 posted 10-13-2016 06:08 AM

Nice design, those bowls are real fun to make.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-17-2016 01:32 AM

I like this too.
Minor modifications and it is a keys and things catch-all tray.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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