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Project by Woodendeavor posted 04-07-2011 at 08:45 AM 5135 views 127 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first original design. The tray is 12” x 18” and made of book matched black walnut. The handles are red oak and black walnut that are bent laminated. The joinery between the handles and tray was the hardest project I have attempted yet.





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SteveMI

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 at 08:51 AM

That is a very clean looking design that is also elegant.

What method did you use for the bending? (hot pipe, steam…)

Steve.

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 at 08:59 AM

I agree with Steve. Very nice looking tray. I would also like to know more about how you made it. Maybe a blog….? Thanks for sharing with us.
- JJ

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RetiredCoastie

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 at 09:00 AM

That’s a very nice design and great execution.

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 at 09:05 AM

I don’t think “ATTEMPTED” is the right word…You nailed it, that joint looks perfect !!!!

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 at 09:15 AM

Extremely cool design, and you pulled off the construction beautifully.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 at 09:30 AM

Very nice clean design. good job!

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Ed Pirnik

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 at 09:31 AM

Love it! Simple, clean designs always win the day in my book!

Best,
Ed

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 at 09:57 AM

Great design!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#9 posted 04-07-2011 at 10:07 AM

Looks like you were up to the challenge. Great looking trays.

-- Bryan

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 at 10:14 AM

I like that a lot!

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#11 posted 04-07-2011 at 10:33 AM

Very elegant and clean design. Excellent job on the joinery. Well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 04-07-2011 at 10:55 AM

Welcome to Ljs
Love this design and wood selection great job,beautiful piece.

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 at 11:37 AM

Wow, this is just beautiful…......... a superb design and wonderful construction.
Would love to see a blog on how you cut the joinery and did the wood bending.

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#14 posted 04-07-2011 at 11:42 AM

Hello and welcome to LJ

You have done a very good work

A nicely design and a beautiful piece
A question

How did you make the bending wood ?
Thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 at 12:18 PM

less is more :-)

welcome to L J enjoy and have fun

Dennis

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