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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.
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#2 posted 08-30-2011 12:27 PM
I’d like you to post some pics of the router jig
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#3 posted 08-30-2011 12:47 PM
Beautiful job. I really like the book matching.
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#4 posted 08-30-2011 01:45 PM
Very Nice…and functional too!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
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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?
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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.
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#8 posted 08-30-2011 06:00 PM
MrDan, I’d like to see your router jig as well.
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#9 posted 08-30-2011 06:12 PM
Nice, and unique project.
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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.
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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.
#12 posted 08-31-2011 01:14 AM
Thank you for the photos and the added information about the router jig.
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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
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