Tray #3 Now it's on!

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Project by poroskywood posted 09-24-2010 02:38 AM 3301 views 2 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little friendly competition between Husband (me) and Wife (Brandy) for your views. Thats right. Brandy and the Curly Cherry Tray 1604 views in 30 days. It will be interesting to see if Brandy and her pretty tray will be able to stand up to Beefy Woodworker and handsome tray. I was going to make my “Duck Face” for the picture but that would have been unfair. BTW I think it will be weird when I beat out Brandy….and uncomfortable in a…. uncomfortable sort of way….

This tray is made from Spalted Hard Maple reclaimed from the firewood pile and sap-stained Black Walnut book-matched. Walnut miter joint splines. A little different cabinet hardware from HD and Volia ;) 2.5” x 16” x 22” Oil mixture finish and wax with buffing.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 02:47 AM

Both trays look great, but I don’t think you stand a chance beating her! Nice work.

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 02:52 AM

My fellow LJ, I will come back every day!
I’ll send the link to all my friends – look at this babe guys…
And then I will have no one left than you, so I’ll have to come back!
Nice tray, but!
Even you try really hard to give us the sexy Elvis look, I do prefere to look at your sweet wife.
And you make a big faliure here, you postet her link, so I was just back to see here, that means 1:1…
When this is said, then I acually like to get a face, so now I’ll smile even more when I see your face arround.
Send my thoughts to you wife, and tell her that YOU do not have a chance.
Best thoughts,

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

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 02:53 AM

I’m back! You are really cool!

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

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 02:55 AM

Scott the trays are great …........uummmmmm….........but…........................I have to say…...............if you’re working on the model thing…..........leave that one to the wife bud!! ................ just sayin’

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#5 posted 09-24-2010 02:55 AM

Hello! I’m back again!
No this makes me tired, I think I’ll go to bed.
You will have to handle this fight your self!
-and now you are 3:1…
I laugh, wish you all the best,

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

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 02:57 AM

I really like this one. I hope you can top her….may the best tray win!

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 03:07 AM

Nice tray!

It’s funny though…. before I even read the description, my first thought was “Hey…. where is the other model?”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 03:09 AM

Even if you win, you lose. I learned that long ago… they never play fair.
And, she does make a more photogenic presentation…

oh, the trays… I prefer the curly cherry. It is a real stand out. I don’t think the walnut quite did the trick with the maple—although it is great work. Might be in the photos… Been nice to see side by side.
But, I am trying to save you from yourself… better let her have this one.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#9 posted 09-24-2010 03:37 AM

Brandy is definitely easier on the eyes. Oh, you meant the trays? I like the cherry.

-- I don't make mistakes, only design

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#10 posted 09-24-2010 03:59 AM

Nice tray, but I clicked on the link so I looked at both of them.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 09-24-2010 04:10 AM

Scott, you are just looking for trouble!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#12 posted 09-24-2010 04:16 AM

Here’s a view from me…..nice tray

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#13 posted 09-24-2010 04:20 AM

Now that’s a helluva manly tray! Great looking splines too. Best of luck with the competition :)

-- -- Mike

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#14 posted 09-24-2010 05:16 AM

great tray, good luck!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#15 posted 09-24-2010 05:50 AM

Agree with Rowdy : In any case I´m afraid you´re in a loose loose situation mate.

If you win, I don´t wanna be you.
If you loose, I neither be you

My suggestion is surrender yourself, and post another tray with Brandy. (You can forget the tray)

Nice tray and pay the round.

-- Back home. Fernando

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