Boxes & Serving Trays.

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Project by jcwalleye posted 1030 days ago 2047 views 11 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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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

Thanks Richard

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#3 posted 1030 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

Very well done, looks great.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

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 1030 days ago

Nice job,love the trays.

-- Mike Wix

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