Mahogany and Maple Serving Tray

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Project by DarrylJN posted 11-16-2011 03:46 AM 3500 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first serving tray is made from Mahogany and Maple and is approximately 20×11 x 3-1/2 with the sides being 1-1/4 tall and the overall thickness being a 1/2 inch thick. Once again, since I don’t have a band saw yet, this was cut with a jig saw and cleaned up with a belt sander. Both holes were made using a 1-3/4 forstner bit and this tray has been treated with 6 coats of General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#1 posted 11-16-2011 04:20 AM

That is a beautiful tray and an excellent job.

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

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#2 posted 11-16-2011 04:21 AM

Great work. Cleaned up with a belt sander? Wow, you are a belt sanding guru.

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#3 posted 11-16-2011 05:31 AM

Thanks! I basically clamp both sides together on my workbench and then ran the belt sander across until it looked the way I wanted it to. I am using a Makita 3×18 belt sander with 120 grit.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 05:40 AM


-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 11-16-2011 05:47 AM

Cool tray wonderful design well done.

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#6 posted 11-16-2011 06:20 AM

Thanks! I have the same colors and size glued up so I can make a second but I think I’m gonna change it up a bit and do some finger joints and make the handle area bigger. I will post it when I am done! :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 09:07 AM

Love the racing stripes up the handle ends… very swish…

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#8 posted 11-16-2011 01:04 PM

Great work on this service tray! Some geat colors.

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

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 04:17 PM

Love the Maple and Mahogany lines on this. Great work and design on this one!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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