Serving Tray

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Project by cdhilburn posted 1016 days ago 2468 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Serving tray from plans from one of the magazines. A neat little project. The base of the tray is 6.5” x 16”. I made this and the wife and I decided it would make a good gift. Now I have to make 5 more for Christmas gifts!!! It is maple and walnut. I had a really tough time clamping the sides while gluing but I learned a lot!!!!

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#1 posted 1016 days ago

Wow this is a really neat project did you bend the walnut or is it cut out like that?

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#2 posted 1016 days ago

Beautiful tray! I love the angled sides with the curved ends. Do you remember which magazine the plans came from?

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#3 posted 1016 days ago

That looks great! I have been planning to make that tray as well. The plans are from last month’s woodsmithshop.

-- Tony

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#4 posted 1016 days ago


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 1015 days ago

Very good looking tray! If I was gluing those difficult joints I would glue angled blocks to the sides and bottom over bits of newspaper, let dry overnight, clamp and then knock them off and scrape the paper away. It’ll give you perfect joints with ease.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#6 posted 1015 days ago

Man, serving trays must be in style now. This one certainly is….........

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 1015 days ago

That’s a nice! tray I like the mix of dark and light.

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#8 posted 1011 days ago

Great looking tray!

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

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#9 posted 360 days ago

This tray looks great! love the contrast wood handles. Plans only show you the door but it takes talent and creativity to walk through the door, and buddy you have done that well. Great job!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#10 posted 360 days ago

That looks pretty snazzy. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 357 days ago

Thanks Drew. Thanks Charles. Unfortunately there was a finish mishap and I ended up cutting this apart and rebuilding it. I will post another pic showing the end result. It is a little shorter and is now a coffee table candle holder. Sounds odd but looks really good. This was the first time I learned that pre-finishing is a really good idea on some projects!!!!

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