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Made a couple solid wood silverware trays to put in a local arts and crafts sale next week. The two tone one was snagged up before the finish could dry.
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silverware tray red oak
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#1 posted 06-28-2011 06:55 AM
Sure beats the plastic fall apart ones…
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#2 posted 06-28-2011 10:25 AM
Nice job. Maybe there is a lesson in the 2 tone snap up?? ;-))
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
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#3 posted 06-28-2011 01:16 PM
Really like this idea
-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson
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#4 posted 06-28-2011 02:37 PM
Thjis is a great idea – thanks
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#5 posted 06-28-2011 04:28 PM
I have noticed that the two tone/multiple wood look is more appealing to my customers (especially contrasting colors). Though I do have a couple customers that are partial to the single look, so I try to make sure that my designs look good both ways.
I have a couple other configurations in design working out some issued. I hope to have some samples in a couple of weeks.
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#6 posted 06-28-2011 06:25 PM
Nice Project! They really look good!Great work and good luck on your sales.
-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd
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#7 posted 06-28-2011 07:15 PM
I’d love to hear from you how you actually made these. Looks like router work but I can only guess that you made a template first.
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#8 posted 06-28-2011 07:42 PM
Yes, this is done using a template and router with a bowl bit.
After glue up I plane both sides flat and smooth. Then I mark it up using the template. After that I take it to the drill press and clear out most of the wood with a Forstner bit. Then put the template back on and clear the rest out with the router. I trace out a 1/2” wall and cut it out on the band saw then round over the edges. Then sand it smooth all over down to 400 grit and finish.
#9 posted 06-28-2011 10:06 PM
Wooden Duck… Great report on the process! I hope you are well compensated for your work! Thanks!
#10 posted 06-28-2011 10:14 PM
I was as it was all reclaimed wood. I also got an additional job request from the person that bought it. She wants a free standing butcher block island for her kitchen.
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