Starburst Serving Tray

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 1471 days ago 1691 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a serving tray that I was commissioned to make for a customer. It is walnut and maple with 12 segments inside a 4 segment ring. It just fit in my lathe. Finish is Mylands friction polish followed by Deft gloss lacquer and scuff wax with Butcher’s wax. I was glad I bought that 12” digital caliper at Harbor Freight for the fitting of the two pieces..

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

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#1 posted 1471 days ago

Nice tray very nice…....................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 1471 days ago


That is a very beautiful tray, the customer should be very happy with this. Great Job,

Thanks for sharing!
Chuck aka ‘The SedcoKid’

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 1471 days ago

Jim that is very cool! Looks great.
Your projects are always so beautiful, Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 1471 days ago

AWESOME! This is really a nice pattern. You should be proud!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 1471 days ago

Hi Jim,
Very nice. How many hours do have in it?
Hope you client appreciates all the work that goes into something like this.
Great idea. I’ll have to show it to my buddy who’s a turner.

Thanks for posting

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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#6 posted 1471 days ago

This is just the coolest….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 1471 days ago

Hi Jim,
That’s really a nice work you have done there.
You will have one happy cutomer there.
Best thoughts my friend,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 1471 days ago

Looks great.
Functional too.
Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#9 posted 1471 days ago

That is so beautiful Jim. You make it look so easy.

Thanks for sharing Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#10 posted 1471 days ago

Looks like a professional made it Jim. Looks even better with the finish

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 1471 days ago

I made a segmented dressing stool for my closet redo. (Earlier posting). Yours came out prettier!

Jim, I really like this piece. The color contrast and execution is first rate. Your client should be tickled.


-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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Joe Weaver

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#12 posted 1471 days ago

great looking tray

-- Joe, Ga

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 1470 days ago

Thank you all for the kind comments.
Rimfire, it took about 12 hrs not including waiting for the glue to dry. I always seem to make mistakes and this is no exception. If you look at the halves of the center, I had put the last piece on the wrong side. I had to run it through the planer to get a good flat side on the front and then flip it over to glue it together. I remembered I had to do that but did the opposite. I must be dyslectic! I’m getting to be good at rescuing a project from things like that!!

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

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#14 posted 1470 days ago

Looks great , real good workminship

-- wchips

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#15 posted 1469 days ago

Darn nice job, Jim. Looks like you got a perfect fit and glue up on all the pieces. That great finish really makes it glow. I’ll bet they are really happy with it.

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