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Serving Tray from Scraps

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Project by ScottM posted 01-22-2018 02:56 PM 610 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another “Artisan Serving Tray” from the Wood Workers Guild of America site. This is the second one I’ve made. I made this one as a gift for my sister-in-law. Every time she comes to our house she comments on the one the first one I made so I decided to make one for her even though she doesn’t know yet.

It is made from all off-cuts and scraps from other projects so it was a good way to use some of those up. The only problem with doing that is now I still have scraps but now they are just smaller and harder to manage! This one is made from mostly red oak with a few stripes of sapele and poplar. There is also a single piece of cherry that had some light figure to it right down the middle. It’s also a bit shorter in length. It was finished with 3 coats of shellac thinned with denatured alcohol and scuffed with 320 between coats. They I sprayed it with 3 coats of satin lacquer with 0000 steel wool between coats.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 05:31 PM

Realy grat way to deal with all scraps. I might steel the idea from you. Nice looking stripes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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ScottM

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 05:47 PM

Thanks. I actually thought about making it like a butcher block, both short and long pieces but I’ve never tried that before so I chickened out. You can arrange the stripes and make them however you see it.

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mel52

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 01:24 AM

I have a box of left over scraps, may have to try this out. How did you do the relief cutout in the middle ? I’m guessing with a router ???

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 03:09 AM

Very neat project. Great use of your cutoffs and scraps!

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ScottM

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 01:35 PM



I have a box of left over scraps, may have to try this out. How did you do the relief cutout in the middle ? I m guessing with a router ???

- mel52

MEL,
Take a look at the link provided in the description. It gives all of the information. The recess is actually just the result of a wood “build-up”. Otherwise, you’d have to start with a much thicker piece and end up with a lot of waste.

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AJ1104

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#6 posted 01-24-2018 02:09 AM

Beautiful tray. Well done!

-- AJ

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