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Project by NBeener posted 926 days ago 1585 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 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

Beautiful tray, Neil.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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58j35bonanza

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#5 posted 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

Great looking tray Neil.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ellen35

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#9 posted 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

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 925 days ago

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 924 days ago

Beautiful tray Neil and very useful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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NBeener

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#14 posted 924 days ago

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 922 days ago

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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