Tray with an asian influence.

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Project by degoose posted 12-25-2010 01:56 AM 2411 views 13 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this as a last minute gift for my wife’s mother.. I used some Huon Pine I brought back from Tasmania recently and matched it up with some New Guinea Rosewood.
The arcs were cut on the bandsaw using a variation of the Patron Jig… I have mentioned and used it several times on here…
The tray appears to be floating due to the supports being set in a little from the ends.
Size is 18 inches by 12 inches and the main base of the tray is 1/2 inch thick.
A small stip of felt is glued to the support feet to stop the tray scratching the table..
Unfortunately the finish is not all I expected… it will teach me not to spray in rainy weather…It takes so long to dry..

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

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 02:12 AM

Well, I know it is summertime down there, not that it is ever very cold…......hasn’t climbed above zero degrees F here today…....-17.8 C….....definitely a white and cold Christmas…......but that is the usual thing here….....

Nice tray, you ought to do more of the subtle form thing, really looks nice…......and combine it with your mad glue stuff….......hmmmmmmmm


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 02:21 AM

Looks good Larry.


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#3 posted 12-25-2010 02:31 AM

Larry, what happened with the finish that you’re not fond of?

I like the design: not too fancy and not too basic.

-- 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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#4 posted 12-25-2010 02:36 AM

a very subtle
and clean design

love the handles

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-25-2010 03:31 AM

Very nice tray Larry. I really like the curves incorporated into the bottom. Beautiful wood choices.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 12-25-2010 03:50 AM

the wood choices look great together…and good choice for your design…doesnt look like the lazy has returned yet…lol…but i sure can see the larry

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

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#7 posted 12-25-2010 04:45 AM

Nice work Larry. Merry Christmas!!!

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

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#8 posted 12-25-2010 04:48 AM

I like it. Nice design.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#9 posted 12-25-2010 05:01 AM

That is awesome!! Very nice!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 12-25-2010 05:16 AM

Nice looking serving tray.

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#11 posted 12-25-2010 05:36 AM

Larry: that is a great looking tray. Beautiful de3sign.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 12-25-2010 06:20 AM

Great looking tray Larry. You have a way of taking simple projects and making them into a spectacular project..

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#13 posted 12-25-2010 07:53 AM

Happy Holidays … nice tray, great shapes

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 12-25-2010 08:17 AM

Great design, I really like the contrasting woods. I bet she will love that tray.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#15 posted 12-25-2010 12:23 PM

You just had to put in those curves! That really sets this tray apart from something more pedestrian. Very clever.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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