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Small Tray for pocket contents...keys and such

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Project by MrDan posted 08-30-2011 09:16 AM 1677 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a small tray for puttin’ stuff on…White oak and a sliver of tiger maple. This was fun to build, I built a little router jig that allowed me to dish out the arc by swinging the router back and forth along some curved rails. Nice and easy.





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#1 posted 08-30-2011 10:25 AM

Nice work. Looks good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 12:27 PM

I’d like you to post some pics of the router jig

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#3 posted 08-30-2011 12:47 PM

Beautiful job. I really like the book matching.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 08-30-2011 01:45 PM

Very Nice…and functional too!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Chris

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#5 posted 08-30-2011 03:42 PM

Very nicely done on grain selection here, using it to your overall advantage, as well as shaping the piece around it. Certainly couldn’t have been an accident on that one. I also like the band of maple running through the center of the pith.

I’m also curious about the little router jig you used. Would you be willing to snap a picture of two of it and add it in here?

About how big is this tray?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 08-30-2011 04:48 PM

I really like this. one my favorites. any other Info. would be great! thanks!

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#7 posted 08-30-2011 04:49 PM

nicely done! everything about it says gallery piece. I have seen the router jig before, but have never tried it.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 08-30-2011 06:00 PM

MrDan, I’d like to see your router jig as well.

- Wayne

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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#9 posted 08-30-2011 06:12 PM

Nice, and unique project.

-- Chuck

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#10 posted 08-30-2011 07:19 PM

Great looking tray. Nice design and creation. I also would like to see a picture of your jig.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 08-31-2011 12:40 AM

Here are a few photos of the router jig, per request. Real simple design, I just used a straight bit in the router (3/4” to speed the process up). The base is a pretty flexible piece of 1/8 hardboard. I wanted it to flex enough (across it’s width, not necessarily across it’s length—although if it does, it’s not a problem) to follow the curve of the rails. The depth (or severity) of the curve will determine what kind of base you need to use.

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#12 posted 08-31-2011 01:14 AM

Thank you for the photos and the added information about the router jig.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#13 posted 08-31-2011 02:21 AM

Thanks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#14 posted 08-31-2011 03:50 AM

That is a neat tray and great way to make it. Thanks for the process photos….........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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