|Project by lew||posted 10-20-2010 05:53 PM||2957 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
Well here is the first of 9 Christmas presents.
Mimi saw one of these at the Harrisburg Woodcraft store and said what lovely presents they would make for ALL our friends and relatives. Mimi is nurse, not a woodworker. We do have more then 9 friends and relatives but SORRY- some of you are getting turned pens!
Anyway, this project came from the Woodcraft Magazine (Oct/Nov 2008). I took some liberties with the design/construction. My strips, making up the herringbone, are a little more narrow. Originally my plan was to connect the sides of the tray with hand cut dovetails. That is not working so well. The walnut is very brittle and it is splintering when trying to assemble the perimeter. Haven’t completely given up but with limited time between now and Christmas, I will probably go with the design from the magazine.
The herringbone bottom is made from Maple, Walnut and Cherry. The sides/ends are Walnut. Finished with 3 coats of gloss Poly.
As always comments, suggestions and criticisms are always welcome.
Thanks for looking!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.