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Project by larryw posted 10-30-2016 05:41 PM 1378 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About two years ago, I received a request from my mother for some serving trays , and I regret to say that I’ve just got around to making them. I presented them to her this week on her birthday , and I think she forgave me for the delay. The frames are made from red oak that’s finger jointed , the tray panel is plywood that’s veneered with red oak on the bottom , and the top of the panel is of course parquetry, using four species of wood, red oak, cherry , walnut , and eastern red cedar. Thanks for looking

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~





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shipwright

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#1 posted 10-30-2016 06:04 PM

Very pleasing fit on the nested pieces. Not to tight … not too loose.
Nice joinery and of course very nice parquetry. I also like the handles, nice and organic.
Your mom’s a lucky lady.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-30-2016 06:36 PM

WOW, those are some beautiful trays!!!!!!!!!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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robscastle

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#3 posted 10-30-2016 07:21 PM

When you ask a man to make something for you, believe it will get done.
There is no need to remind him every six months!

Now the trays

Very well done nice joints and features as Paul said the interconnecting nesting perfect and handles height matched to suit

I also could not help but notice the background for framing if the trays, it looks like they are in a very well maintained home.

Both of which you can be justifiable proud of.

I am off the discover something about the tongue twister town of Nacogdoches now!

-- Regards Rob

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robscastle

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#4 posted 10-30-2016 07:29 PM

Hello again Larry,

Well I see some impressive images of the historic town of Nacogdoches, and can understand the pride in maintaining ones home and township!!

-- Regards Rob

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 10-30-2016 07:29 PM

This is a beautiful set of trays.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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pottz

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#6 posted 10-30-2016 07:32 PM

those came out very nice im sure mom didnt mind the wait,great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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John

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#7 posted 10-30-2016 07:47 PM

Neat set of trays Larry, your mom will love them!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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Mean_Dean

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#8 posted 10-30-2016 08:17 PM

That’s a great looking set of serving trays! I like how well they fit together, and really like the checkerboard look to the bottoms—I’ll bet your mom is very pleased with them!

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

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larryw

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#9 posted 10-30-2016 08:33 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 10-31-2016 01:18 AM

That is a really nice set of trays; favourited.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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oldrivers

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#11 posted 10-31-2016 01:41 AM

Jeppers! those trays are beautiful.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 10-31-2016 06:31 AM

Greta marquetry work and incredible nice set. Who wouldn’t mind delay on such gift?!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 10-31-2016 11:29 AM

WOW !! Beautiful

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 10-31-2016 11:32 AM

Very nice work.

-- Chris K

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Lalen

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#15 posted 10-31-2016 01:38 PM

Great job! favorited and a future project for me!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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