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#2 Mahogany and Maple Serving Tray

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Project by DarrylJN posted 12-04-2011 09:41 PM 1273 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This serving tray is made from Mahogany and Maple and approximately 18×9 x 2 and the handles are 4-1/2×3-3/4. The base is 1/2 inch thick while the sides and handles are 1/4 inch thick and has been treated with 6 coats of General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Top Coat.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 09:48 PM

Very attractive. I like the colors and the finish looks rugged; should perform very well.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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degoose

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 09:59 PM

GT stripes … nice…

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

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Gary

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 11:01 PM

Looks good Darryl. Where’s the koolaid and cookies?

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

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DarrylJN

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 11:36 PM

Thanks! The wife is making the cookies now. :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 12:08 AM

Looks great Darryl – these are always nice to have around.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 02:02 AM

Good looking piece Darryl.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 04:11 PM

Nice work, looks very nice. Should serve you well for yrs to come. I think putting a stripe in the handle to match the tray would really make it pop even more, what are your thoughts?
Again great work, and I want some cookies please. LOL

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

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pmayer

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 05:19 PM

Looks great!

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Jonathan

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#9 posted 12-05-2011 05:43 PM

Darryl, this is an attractive tray. I especially like that you ran the stripes of maple up the sides as well.

Ken, that’s an interesting idea to run the stripe through the handle as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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DarrylJN

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#10 posted 12-05-2011 06:02 PM

Thanks guys! I agree with Jonathan and Ken, it would have been nice to do the stripes in the handle. I really didn’t have a set design on this tray or the other one that I made (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55949), I basically glued up enough boards to make two and then designed them on the fly. The handle was a last minute idea so I used scrap from the pieces left over from making the trays. If you check out the link above, you can compare and see how different they came out.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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Jonathan

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#11 posted 12-05-2011 06:14 PM

Your link isn’t working because of the parenthesis. This should work:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55949

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 12-05-2011 06:23 PM

Beautiful serving tray.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 12-07-2011 02:11 PM

I can understand that once I finish a project I always come up with what would make it look better. That why we continue ti grow as woodworkers. Glad you agree and didnt take it as a negative comment. It was meant ti be 100% positive. Look fwd to more in the future.

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

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Jonathan

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#14 posted 12-07-2011 04:52 PM

Ken, I fully agree with you on that statement. Yes, we can be our own worst critics, but if we can spin things in a positive direction and keep it in-mind for “next time,” we’ll continue to grow, evolve, and improve not only our skills, but the way in which we think about things, from start to finish.

I find constructive criticism a useful tool, but one needs a desire for that tool, in order for it to be effective. And I believe Darryl is one of those individuals, as am I (but then that’s pretty obvious from my sig. line).

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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DarrylJN

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#15 posted 12-07-2011 08:52 PM

Yeah, no worries! I upload my work on LJ so I can receive constructive criticism because I am looking to better myself as a wood worker. I just passed my 1 year anniversary in fine wood working so I have a whole heck of a lot to still learn and appreciate the feedback. :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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