Serving Tray

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Project by HorstPeter posted 1460 days ago 1634 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Serving tray made from european walnut leftovers from the cabinet I posted earlier. The tray’s panel is veneered with wenge and alder. Finish is walnut oil, although the backside has shellac on it, since I used it to test pore filling with shellac and pumice. Put together and veneered with hide glue. Handle has wedged through tenons as you can see. Which even though hard to make perfect, is now one of my favorite joints, as it also gives me more trust in the joint itself than only glueing would. Especially since the applied forces when carrying the tray go the same direction the tenon goes into the mortise.

Owned also by my best friend, who had me quickly finish it in a night he was over for a visit and wanted to take it along with him right away.

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#1 posted 1460 days ago

I like it. Nice work.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#2 posted 1460 days ago

Beautiful tray with great joinery, your friend should be very happy with this.

-- 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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#3 posted 1460 days ago

What a great tray! I like the picture of the parts; not yet assembled. Nice reminder of the work that went into the individual pcs.

-- GX

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#4 posted 1460 days ago

Incredibly detailed joinery… love M and T

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

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#5 posted 1460 days ago

Really nice! Great pics also on joinery!
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 1460 days ago

nice piece of work,really sharp

-- I do not fail I suceed in finding what dosn't work! (Christopher Titus)

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#7 posted 1460 days ago

nice looking project… great lines and simple design elements…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 1460 days ago

Excellent use of leftover materials!

Great looking project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 1459 days ago

Great tray and the M & T’s are perfect! Love the shavings in the backround nice touch!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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