Christmas Nesting Trays

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Project by Lboy posted 12-31-2010 12:45 AM 2128 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

3 trays that nest one inside the other. The darker two are made from Quarter sawn oak and the lighter is Domestic Cherry. Dovetail joinery made with a Porter Cable Dovetail jig.

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 12:55 AM

Sweet—nice choice of woods. And the satin or semigloss finish really makes them popl I imagine most people have seen quartersawn oak, but do not really understand what it is. Since the trays have exposed endgrain, you can educate those who ask!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 01:05 AM

Nice! I really like the choice of woods and the use of the dovetails. ( of course, I’ve not successfully made any myself YET)

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 02:43 AM

Very nice!

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 03:15 AM

They look great! I like the one in the 3rd pic, the contrast really works.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-31-2010 05:31 AM

Awesome set :-)

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

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#6 posted 12-31-2010 05:52 AM

Love the dove tail!

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 05:00 PM

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 01-01-2011 08:32 PM

Beautifully made!

-- ~Julie~

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#9 posted 01-04-2011 08:55 PM

Nice work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 12:44 PM

Very nice work !
Could you tell me how you made the trays or where I can find info ? Thanks.

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 05:48 AM

Here is a link to Minwax’s site. The plan is a free download.


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#12 posted 01-14-2011 11:22 AM

thank you for the plan. I’ll show you the result … in a few weeks.

-- Muriel, Belgium

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