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Project by hairy posted 03-19-2010 06:09 PM 1503 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not quite a bowl, or a tray. Maybe a dish? If I made a lid it could be a box. My idea was for someone to have a place to empty their pockets into.

It’s some kind of mahogany ( I think?) 5” wide x 10” long x 1 & 3/4” thick. The trough is 3/4” deep.

I cut 2 v shaped notches in the bottom of a board, then rounded the ends on a belt sander. After that it was gouges and chisels, rasps and files, and at least a mile of sandpaper.

The finish is the same that I used on my jewelry tree project.

I’m glad I did this, I might keep this for myself.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...





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rawb

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 06:45 PM

It looks great and that’s all that matters. It could hold keys or change.
rawb

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rmac

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 07:17 PM

I think you’d call that a “valet tray”, or maybe just a “valet”. Looks good no matter what you call it!

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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Cher

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 07:20 PM

Perhaps a mini valet. Beautiful wood.

-- When you know better you do better.

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dbhost

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 07:36 PM

I would call that politely a valet tray. Unpolitely it is a cr** catcher. It’s a nice piece though, looks sort of Greek Capitolish…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 07:37 PM

Nice! How about “Granddad’s Mustache”. It has a nice set of handlebars. No joke entended, it just looked that way to me. I gotta agree with Cher, mini valet. Rand

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sphere

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#6 posted 03-19-2010 07:37 PM

A desk butler.

-- Spheramid Enterprises Architectural Wood Works

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 03-19-2010 08:11 PM

I’m with dbhost. It has a definite look of Greek columns, and from ancient history, I cannot remember the difference between Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian columns, hmmm a ‘Doric change tray’ perhaps? Anyway, nice work!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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kodiak

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 09:02 PM

‘volute’ is the name that comes up when you Google it

-- Simple advice is the best advice

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hairy

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 09:49 PM

Thanks! I had thought of valet, but I’m used to seeing them with a coat hanger.

It’s a small thing, but it held my undivided attention for several days. Now it’s time to move on to something new.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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David Kirtley

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#10 posted 03-20-2010 12:35 AM

If you want to keep it with the food group, call it a trencher.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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DragonLady

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#11 posted 03-20-2010 03:02 AM

yep, that’s a doorway dish! I have a nice wood one next to my door for keys and such.

not as nice as this, though :)

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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donjoe

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#12 posted 03-20-2010 03:35 AM

Call it what you want to, I call it a lovely finished project. Beautiful wood.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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KnotCurser

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#13 posted 03-20-2010 04:06 AM

That would be what I call an extremely nice gentleman’s valet.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Kerry

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#14 posted 03-20-2010 04:43 AM

Why, I’d call it a ‘scroll bowl’ of course. After all, it rhymes :-)

Well done and reminds me that I’ve been wanting to make a ‘valet’ myself.

Kerry

-- Alberta, Canada

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bake

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#15 posted 03-20-2010 06:18 AM

Call it an Aristotle trough.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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