Boxes & Serving Trays.

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Project by jcwalleye posted 10-27-2011 05:03 AM 2417 views 13 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few Christmas gifts I got done earlier this summer. The trays and boxes with the inlays are from plans in Woodsmith magazine. The plain box is of my own design. Most are made out of mahogany, with the tray handles being maple.

The maple inlay on the sculptured box covered an error I made. It looks better than the one I didn’t mess up on. Thanks for looking.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#1 posted 10-27-2011 05:12 AM

very nice.

cool design on the box.

I wanted to do the tray but never did.

Good job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 05:18 AM

What year and month Woodsmith magazine? for the box lay out…

Thanks Richard

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 05:27 AM

Oh so nice, I especially like the box…thanks for posting BC

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#4 posted 10-27-2011 05:33 AM

Found them both. The box was from Vol 33 #194. And the trays were from Vol 33 #196.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#5 posted 10-27-2011 06:15 AM

Funny, I just bought some mahagony and maple yesterday to make the exact same tray! They all look great!

-- Tony

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#6 posted 10-27-2011 06:44 AM

I made some of those same boxes. Made a mistake on one of them and it came out better too. Haven’t made the trays yet

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 10-27-2011 06:58 AM

Very well done, looks great.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 10-27-2011 07:17 AM

Love the designs,it will be great christmas gifts.
Do you work in the shop,when its snowing outside? and if you do,how long can you stay out there?

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#9 posted 10-27-2011 10:19 AM

Looks great, ain’t it wonderful how our stuff ups more times than not often look better that the “good ones”. Excellent Job.



-- Cheers, Steve

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#10 posted 10-27-2011 11:08 AM

All of therm look great, I really like the serving trays there just so cool! Congrats at getting X-mas projects done early. Want to come over and help me? LOL

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

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#11 posted 10-27-2011 12:15 PM

Nice work. I looked at those trays too. They were interesting. You did a great job on both.
Sometimes correcting a mistake is the best design change/modification!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#12 posted 10-27-2011 01:44 PM

Those trays are very very nice. Good work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 10-27-2011 03:34 PM

Great looking stuff! I just made the box a few weeks ago, I love the design! Nice looking lid veneer, really makes the box pop. Good job on the inlay. That’s not a mistake, it’s a feature!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#14 posted 10-27-2011 03:43 PM

These boxes and trays are very nice. The trays are very unusual to me. Nice work.

-- 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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#15 posted 10-27-2011 04:17 PM

Nice job,love the trays.

-- Mike Wix

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