Snack Tray

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-08-2016 08:56 PM 1182 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tray was the 4th and last piece of the female box elder log I received earlier this year. It was to be a bowl but a deep chain saw cut reduced the thickness a lot so it said it wanted to be a tray if it could not be a bowl!!!

The first shot shows it set up for cheese and crackers with the 6” black Corian insert in the center.
In the second shot, it is set up for chips and salsa/dip with a 5” bowl sunk in the center.

I oriented it with most of the color in the top- the bottom is pretty plain.

It is 13 1/2” x 2” high and finished with Danish Oil and 3 step buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 11-08-2016 09:02 PM


Perfect use for snacks, chips & dip, etc.

Great Job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 11-08-2016 09:10 PM

Lovely wood Jim, great colours. Should be a well used tray.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 11-08-2016 09:44 PM

That is nice…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 11-08-2016 10:17 PM

beautiful work,beautiful wood
take a beer and peanuts and party time must go on
cheers my friend

-- bambi

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#5 posted 11-08-2016 10:27 PM

You’ll be sad to see the finish of the BE Jim, you got some nice pieces out of it.
I like the multi use idea of this one, real neat mate

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 11-08-2016 10:34 PM

Beautiful wood Jim. That Box Elder has such a Marble like texture to it. I think I recall you saying you have more of a different part of the Box Elder Left? If so it would be nice to see how it presents in more projects.

The Dip glass in the middle is good too.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#7 posted 11-08-2016 10:48 PM

Love the wood grain in this piece Jim. Now for the chips and dip.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 11-08-2016 11:00 PM

Very nice Jim, lovely grain on the top and good to see the many uses especially for chips and dip. Would love to have some of that wood to play with.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 11-08-2016 11:10 PM

Another beauty, Jim!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 11-08-2016 11:14 PM

Beautiful color and grain in this piece, Jim. I like the options you’ve added with the bowl and corian plate!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 11-08-2016 11:29 PM

Beautiful tray Jim !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 11-08-2016 11:59 PM

STUNNING!!!!! What more can I say.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#13 posted 11-09-2016 12:19 AM

WOW Jim….those colors are awesome. Nice work sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 11-09-2016 02:08 AM

Very nice piece of wood, guess because it is female.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 11-09-2016 02:12 AM

Sweet! I love it!!
Great minds must think alike- I just made one of these for friends for a Christmas present!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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