Walnut Divided Bowl/Tray

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Project by cranesgonewild posted 1259 days ago 2111 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut tray I made using the CMT router bowl and tray bit. Even though the CMT kit comes with a template for making this tray, I wanted my tray to be a little smaller. So I made my own template as you see in picture 6. I did write a blog about this which shows the entire project from start to finish, including how I made the template.
I made this for my mother as a surprise for her because she has a plastic one which she really likes. And being the woodworker that I am, I wanted to surprise her with a wooden version.
The overall size of the tray is 13” in diameter and 1 1/2” high.
Again, I go into more detail in the blog.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#1 posted 1259 days ago

I am off to re-read the blog on how this was made.. I have some fantastic European walnut slab off cuts that this would be absolutely brilliant for… and I have the bowl router bit already… thanks…

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

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#2 posted 1259 days ago

Wonderful blog!
Wonderful job.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 1259 days ago

good job very informative and it’s a good tray/ bowl

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#4 posted 1259 days ago

very nice. I could see some good munchies in there in the future

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 1259 days ago

Great blog and project.

This one will start the tray series? You already have the template ready for mass production, lol

Take care

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 1259 days ago

Real nice tray. I’m sure your mother is going to love it. When she shows her friends, I think you will be making more. You better keep that template handy.

I really liked you blog on this.

-- Chuck

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#7 posted 1258 days ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words.
It was a real joy to make….......................Well, at least when the sanding was done.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#8 posted 1256 days ago

Nice work… I have the bit, so need to try my hand at this.


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