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Project by NBeener posted 12-31-2011 01:35 AM 1630 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend’s wife recently had a 50th birthday. I tried to work with him to figure out what to make her.

Cutting board ? “But we don’t cook !”

Tea box ? “Those are for people with free space on their counters ?”

Jewelry box ? “Then, I’d have to buy her jewelry !”

Okay. I’ll figure something out.

Scrap African Mahogany sides and ends. QSWO, T&G, for the bottom. Watco Danish Oil—“Natural”—for the finish.

What will they DO with this thing ? Hmm. Not really my problem, now is it ? ;-)

-- -- Neil





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 02:12 AM

Nice tray, Neil. Tell him it’s for holding take-out menus. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 02:28 AM

I am sure your friends will be as inspired and imaginative as you were.

I love the wet look…....is that in again these days?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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grizzman

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 03:21 AM

very nice build, i love the joinery and the ends being that tall, a very nice look, i knw here we buy lots of bananas and always are hauling them around…this try would be perfect for holding our fruit on the table…i might have to do something like this…...good work though…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 12-31-2011 03:21 AM

Beautiful tray, Neil.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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58j35bonanza

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 03:51 AM

Nice tray Neil.
I guess she will be serving you and your friend tea on those hot days.

-- Chuck

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lew

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 04:22 AM

I Like It!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 04:29 AM

Very nice work indeed! And a great story, too!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 04:42 AM

Great looking tray Neil.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ellen35

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 02:24 PM

Cool tray, Neil. Your friend can bring his wife breakfast in bed on it?????
Ellen

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 12-31-2011 05:25 PM

Ellen has nailed it. That has got to be its purpose…........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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doncutlip

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#11 posted 12-31-2011 05:31 PM

Cool. You know, I commented on another project and called it ‘chic’, but wondered ‘do real LJs say chic’; now I have my answer.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 12-31-2011 05:33 PM

A very nice, & thoughtful gift!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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stefang

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#13 posted 01-01-2012 04:05 PM

Beautiful tray Neil and very useful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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NBeener

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#14 posted 01-01-2012 04:30 PM

Thanks, All.

Agreed. Ellen nailed it. Included that instruction in the little gift message.

Jim: I sweat when I work. The wet look, then, is … unavoidable ;-)

Don: In truth, I hesitated a bit, too ;-)

Charlie: take-out menus LOL ! You know this couple, then …. !

Happy New Year, everybody. I cooked big. We ate big. We got to sleep by 10pm, and woke up still full. Hope you all were equally decadent and self-destructive :-)

Crossing my fingers for a great 2012 for us all …..

-- -- Neil

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mafe

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#15 posted 01-03-2012 10:44 PM

Tray wonderful! I love it.
So nice to see you my friend.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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