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Project by CaptainAhab posted 1359 days ago 1488 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife requested lap trays for Christmas. So…. Frames are all quarter-sawn White Oak. Woods in no order whatsoever…Bloodwood, Osage Orange, Walnut, Aspen, Bamboo, Purpleheart, Alder, Lyptus, birds eye Maple. She wanted rails for eating, I wanted flat for drawing, so the backs are flat and smooth! And yes, that puzzle is stained.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 1359 days ago

Great job looks super !!!

How are the bottoms attached to the frames? And, also what is the approx. size?

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Walt M.

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#2 posted 1359 days ago

Great Christmas ideas. Nice job.

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#3 posted 1359 days ago

Inside dimensions are 13” x 18”. Frames are attached with blind dowels and titebond II.

-- Dave

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#4 posted 1359 days ago

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 1359 days ago

They are real beauts Capt.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 1359 days ago

Nice. The puzzle piece tray is quite whimsical… what sort of stain did you use?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 1359 days ago

Are the puzzle edges carved out, or is the camera playing with me?

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#8 posted 1359 days ago

Nice stuff Cap. The last one is my favorite but the big question is, was the wife happy? ;-) Thanks for letting us see them…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#9 posted 1359 days ago

Chip, she hasnt’ seen them yet….unless she catches them on here….hmmm…

I wanted the puzzle pieces to be identical front and back, so the simplest way I knew was to bandsaw it out, dado the edges with router and reassemble with epoxy and sawdust. My hope was that the epoxy wouldnt take the stain and thus simplify things…..not so. Had to clean up the edges. Green and blue are water based (great big pain in the &^@@, hate water stain).

Mrs N ….puzzle is planed flat.

-- Dave

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#10 posted 1359 days ago

They all look great but really love the puzzle one. I am sure they will hit the mark.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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