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Project by PGreene posted 02-22-2010 06:09 AM 1618 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this roughly from a design of an antique my mother has had for years. Hers is pine with rabbeted corners, so I wanted to dress that up. The sides are cherry with a 12 degree angle, mitered at the corners. I added brass pins at the corners for strength. The bottom is leopardwood on the upper side and cherry on the bottom. I did this by resawing 1/8” veneers of each and bookmatching then laminating them into a 1/4” pannel. The finish is 6 coats of wiping varnish and 2 coats of wax.

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 02-22-2010 06:43 AM

This is cool design.

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#2 posted 02-22-2010 08:40 AM

great simple design with good contrast…

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#3 posted 02-22-2010 01:24 PM

Simple yet elequent. Nicely Done PG! Now, where are the Tea and Crumpets?

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#4 posted 02-22-2010 03:49 PM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 02-22-2010 04:55 PM

Superb, awesome good one


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#6 posted 02-22-2010 05:38 PM

Great job & nice wood choices.

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#7 posted 02-22-2010 06:36 PM

Excellent! This is the kind of woodworking I really like – clean, simple with excellent workmanship.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#8 posted 02-22-2010 07:50 PM

Looks good. A tray like that is on my to do list.
Are you sure thats leopardwood? It sure doesn’t look like it.


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#9 posted 02-23-2010 03:38 AM

It is leopardwood. The ray flecks are pretty small, but run in nice, neat lines.

-- Patrick

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#10 posted 02-23-2010 03:19 PM

That’s nice, I’d like to make something like that someday.

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#11 posted 02-24-2010 12:28 AM

what varnish did you use? it looks great!

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