|Project by ytsejamr||posted 06-27-2011 05:58 PM||1726 views||7 times favorited||5 comments|
So I was busy making a vanity for my sister when wife asks me if I can make some serving trays and cutting boards. One tray is for a wedding gift, and the cutting board and other tray were for a United Way auction that she was having at work. I needed to have those done in 2 weeks. Yikes! Time to get to work.
So I went through my scraps, grabbed a few new boards, took a day off of work and went to town.
If you’ve never seen the cutting board design before, you shouldn’t be allowed to be on the internet and claim to be a woodworker. Cough cough
For the one serving tray, I found some scrap maple and a few exotics (zebra wood and chen chen). The dovetails are hand cut . . . probably the worst hand cut dovetails I’ve ever done. Way too many spaces. I’m almost embarrassed to let it out of my sight, but the deadline was too close and I didn’t have time to redo everything. Yay epoxy and sawdust! Overall, I’m not really happy with it at all. The zebra wood has a bunch of tear out that I just couldn’t sand enough, so I just left it. I guess I’m just glad I don’t have to look at this tray.
The other tray I made was similar (maple, goncala alves and kingwood). These were probably some of the best dovetails I’ve done, all 4 corners. Only small issue was that they were a touch too tight and split some of the tails. So the last name of the couple it’s going to starts with a C. So they, of course get an inlaid “inverted” C.
The gifts were much appreciated, which is always nice.