"Art" Tray?

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Project by mdlean posted 06-09-2011 01:02 AM 1442 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a small slab of purpleheart that I hesitantly decided to take a grinder to. I also wanted to put my new drill press to work so I decided to try this tray. I have really liked all of the art boxes I have seen on LJ. I thought it was time that I try my hand at something like that. I finished the piece with three coats of Minwax poly with steel wool rubbing in between each coat.

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 01:07 AM

I love the glistening effect from the grinding wheel. Purpleheart is great to carve. Did you use a milling bit in the drill press?

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#2 posted 06-09-2011 01:14 AM

Thanks for the info. Maybe I should have! I used a forstner bit to remove the most of the material from the tray. I then used my router to complete the removal of the material.

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