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Sunset Tray - Scrap Wood Project -build video AlmFab

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Hey everyone, I just found out about this forum and am excited to share some projects.

In this project, I go through my scrap bin and make a serving tray.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0VwXV4sNL0

With the variety of wood scraps I had on hand, I was able to create this sunset design going from dark earthy tones of walnut, rosewood, wenge, and padauk to bright golden tones of oak, poplar and maple.

The more exotic woods were pulled from free bins outside of carpentry shops in my neighborhood.

I decided to make the various woods continue across the full length of tray and up the sides. Having this vertical grain through the handles, weakens them a bit, but trust me after hours of sanding this piece, it’s plenty strong, and I think worth it for the sake of design.

Let me know what you think of the project, and I’m posting projects monthly on my channel, and would love a few more subscribers.

Thanks!
-Michael-





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SenecaWoodArt

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#1 posted 09-07-2017 04:56 AM

Michael, welcome to Lumberjocks. This is a very intriguing and beautiful project. I enjoyed the video as well. Thanks for sharing. It’s always good to see new and interesting projects and ideas. I have a bunch of scraps that I will be eyeing closell in the morning.

-- Bob

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Betsy

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 05:24 AM

Very nice. I like the light to dark look.

Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 01:53 PM

This is a beautiful tray. Nice work!

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

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#4 posted 09-07-2017 03:19 PM

Stellar !

-- Groveland, CA.

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#5 posted 09-08-2017 03:18 AM

Welcome to Ljs
Beautiful tray.

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Jerry Spencer

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#6 posted 09-08-2017 12:56 PM

Hey Michael, Great looking tray and loved the idea of getting scraps from other shops.
Your videos give me more ideas.
Thanks and keep them coming

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#7 posted 09-08-2017 02:14 PM

That looks great, what oil did you apply before waxing it?

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#8 posted 09-08-2017 06:28 PM

Those stripes were arranged very clever – looks awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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AlmFab

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#9 posted 09-10-2017 04:42 PM

Thanks! The oil was mineral oil


That looks great, what oil did you apply before waxing it?

- bigblockyeti


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