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Project by woodman71 posted 1355 days ago 2008 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone I made these for x-mas gifts. I made them using CMT template but I also made my own template. I posted it here if any one want to look. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/21390 This is the link to how I made my template to work for me. I made five four are maple and walnut one is purple heart and five coats of wipe on polyurethane gloss.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 1355 days ago

Cool design and very nice finish. What are they intended to be used for- coasters, trivets? How big in diameter are they?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 1355 days ago

I’m all ready for my x-mas shrimp and caviar!!!!

The walnut/maple looks beautful These are excellent

gifts for the family.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Paul

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#3 posted 1355 days ago

These are very nice, thanks for posting it.
I think I’d like to give it a try but I’m a little confused, is there a blog somewhere that shows the process? I understand the template making process – from your good reference but how does the rounded bottom on the compartments happen? Also do you know a website for the bits and CMT Templates?

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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freidasdad

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#4 posted 1355 days ago

I just bought the same template kit. I’m also making some gifts for family members using this method. What did you use for the sanding on the inside bottoms and sides?
I hope mine come out as well as yours did. beautiful work and I love your choice of woods. Thanks for the post.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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woodman71

162 posts in 1929 days


#5 posted 1355 days ago

Well thanks to every one for the comments Paul I bought CMT template at rockler woodworking it was a kit. It came with the bit and the bit extension ,template the bit is what gives you the round bottom also in the kit is a DVD instruction video on how to use the kit. Freidasdad I bought the new wave sanding disk kit and extra long sanding drums for the sides at woodcraft used them on my drill press. Hope this help you guys

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Bob42

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#6 posted 1355 days ago

Paul if you look at the woodwhispers website it show you how it’s done.
woodman71,
I bought the templates and trying to find time to make it. good choice on the wood. great job. I’m sure they will love them.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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Roger

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#7 posted 1354 days ago

Very awesome. Great combo of woods also. Nice projects. There will be happy faces on Christmas day. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 1354 days ago

These are very nice. Your template looks like it must have worked great.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DrAllred

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#9 posted 1354 days ago

I also bought the template in a kit form from Peachtree Woodworking and got a football template free. I too am looking for the time to start one as they were to be Christmas gifts also.

I love that you used different woods for the top part of the trays.

-- David, Mesa Arizona

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