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Project by ScottM posted 10-15-2018 01:42 PM 565 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cheese and cracker serving tray with a removable cutting board. It was built from a set of Woodsmith plans which were not very good in my opinion. Their plans are usually pretty good but this set seemed to leave out a few details.

The main tray is made from some Sapele offcuts. The cutting board is made from Cerejeira with some 1/8” Sapele stripes. I bought the Cerejeira from a sawmill a while back and have been holding onto it. I needed a contrasting wood for the cutting board and thought I’d give it a try and see what it was like. It’s also known as Brazilian Oak. It is a bit open grained like oak but not quite as open as regular red oak. Also a bit waxy feeling. The tray coves were made on the table saw. The last picture shows the contrasting dowel pins, also home made. A lot of sanding required with this. The finish is 4 coats of GF Salad Bowl Finish.





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 10-15-2018 01:51 PM

Ah, the coves are for (round) crackers I suppose.

Nice!

Very classy looking with the contrast.

-Paul

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ScottM

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#2 posted 10-15-2018 02:07 PM

Yeah, I haven’t tried with the square ones to see if they fit!!

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#3 posted 10-15-2018 04:48 PM

nice tray,i like that the cheese board is removable.well done.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 10-15-2018 06:30 PM

Great project, I have been debating making this one and I think you just convinced me! Thanks!

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#5 posted 10-15-2018 08:40 PM

Very Nice! Great wood combination.

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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#6 posted 10-15-2018 08:45 PM

Does anything hold the cutting board in position?

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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#7 posted 10-15-2018 10:59 PM

Nice plate? Tray? Dish? Whatchamacallit. I think the well would do ok on square crackers, at least keep them from running off. I was wondering if the board had a double bottom to friction fit it onto the frame too?

Thanks for posting, and Congrats on your 3.

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ScottM

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#8 posted 10-15-2018 11:09 PM



Does anything hold the cutting board in position?

- jbay

It’s rabetted around the edges and sits inside the frame to keep it from sliding around.

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