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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.
Apr 07, 2011
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#1 posted 04-07-2011 03:51 PM
That is a very clean looking design that is also elegant.
What method did you use for the bending? (hot pipe, steam…)
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#2 posted 04-07-2011 03:59 PM
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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#3 posted 04-07-2011 04:00 PM
That’s a very nice design and great execution.
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#4 posted 04-07-2011 04:05 PM
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 04:15 PM
Extremely cool design, and you pulled off the construction beautifully.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#6 posted 04-07-2011 04:30 PM
Very nice clean design. good job!
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#7 posted 04-07-2011 04:31 PM
Love it! Simple, clean designs always win the day in my book!
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#9 posted 04-07-2011 05:07 PM
Looks like you were up to the challenge. Great looking trays.
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#10 posted 04-07-2011 05:14 PM
I like that a lot!
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#11 posted 04-07-2011 05:33 PM
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 05:55 PM
Welcome to LjsLove this design and wood selection great job,beautiful piece.
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#13 posted 04-07-2011 06:37 PM
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 06:42 PM
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 07:18 PM
less is more :-)
welcome to L J enjoy and have fun
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