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Project by grizzman posted 1375 days ago 1541 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a serving tray made as a gift for friends who have recently moved into a new home, the tray is made from three wood types, red oak, walnut, paduak. the end handles are walnut, i really liked the grain pattern in the wood and wanted them to be seen , so i thought putting it in the handles would be the best place to see it, ellen 35 was my inspiration on this one, and i also have two others im almost done with, there a fun gift to make and not to complicated to make…if you have a friend or family member in need of a small gift, these work well..thank you for taking the time to look and i always enjoy your comments..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']





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savannah505

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#1 posted 1375 days ago

Sweet looking tray, I’m sure they’ll love it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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ellen35

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#2 posted 1375 days ago

Great tray… I’m humbled to be an inspiration for anything… let alone something so nice!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1375 days ago

Another beautiful project by the GRIZZ! This one is a beauty! You can really see the shimmer and the grain in the woods. They are going to really love it. The colors are incredible together. I love Padauk and walnut together and the red oak just sets them off beautifully.

Awesome job, my friend! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1375 days ago

You da Man Grizz could tray by a cool guy. fantabulous, simply marvelous no kidding it’s the cats.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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NBeener

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#5 posted 1375 days ago

Not only is it great and beautiful, but … anybody who’s spent any time watching Grizz’s projects … can pick out a Grizz Original from a mile away. There’s just a distinctive style, in everything you make … and it’s a GREAT style.

Help me out, here: in the SECOND picture, the “second to last” wood changes character 3/4 of the way to the right. Is THAT the transition to sapwood—the newer growth ?? I’m still trying to get my head around it.

Beautiful work, Grizz. You DO crank ‘em out :-) I really like that it’s balanced … and has symmetry … rather than just a pretty collection of species.

Verrrry nice !

-- -- Neil

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stefang

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#6 posted 1375 days ago

Hi Grizz, beautiful tray and the perfect gift. Neil took the words out of my mouth (or computer?). Your pieces all have that ‘Grizz factor’ which I think is the way you combine different wood combination’s so well. They all have a warmth to them that distinguishes your work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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docholladay

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#7 posted 1375 days ago

He Grizz. Nice tray. That is really nice. I like the wood selection a lot. very well done.

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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Dez

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#8 posted 1375 days ago

Nice tray Grizz! I too like the grain, good choice putting it on the ends. What are you using for a finish?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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BritBoxmaker

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#9 posted 1375 days ago

Red Oak, niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Good tray, Grizz.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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grizzman

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#10 posted 1375 days ago

thank you fellow jocks for your kind words, yes neil the one i think your referring to on the walnut is the sap wood on that piece and dez the finish im using is a gloss polyurethane , i think im going to try using a satin type of finish soon, and see how it does with the wood and see if toning it down will do it justice and notbe so bright in the sheen…i was given this suggestion and gave it some thought, and want to try it, sometimes we get into a rut with what were doing and when a helpful suggestion comes..we should look at it and see if it just might be something that would enhance our work…so im going to do it…thanks again folks for the great encouragement and kind words…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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DaddyZ

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#11 posted 1375 days ago

Nice Looking, Great Idea

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 1375 days ago

That’s really a good looking tray!

Beautiful job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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degoose

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#13 posted 1375 days ago

You have outdone yourself here Grizz.

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

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lew

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#14 posted 1375 days ago

What a beauty, Grizz!

I really like the wood combination and the design of the side rails.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#15 posted 1375 days ago

Nice work Grizz!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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