BloodWood and Beech Oval Cheese tray

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Project by Margerydb1 posted 02-18-2012 04:33 AM 1915 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 15×30 custom order, the customer wanted an oval cheese tray to hold at least 100 pieces of cheese. SO this is what I came up with. It is Bloodwood and Beech stripes. with a lip that is 3/8th thick. Was sanded to 400grit, oiled and 3 coats of board butter on it. The customer loved it. I didn’t have 100 pieces of cheese for the picture.
Please let me know what you think…

-- Margery

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 05:23 AM

what I think is WOW that’s one gorgeous tray,beautiful.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 06:38 AM

It’s beautiful

-- Vince

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 12:59 PM

Thank you very much, Jim

-- Margery

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 12:59 PM

Thank you very much, Vince

-- Margery

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 01:15 PM

Great job on the tray. Nice color and shape. I think it looks really good.

-- Have a great day.

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 01:59 PM

love it! I really like the way the contrasting woods are cut in different widths to form a ‘gradient’ sort of…nice detail.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 02-18-2012 02:45 PM

Very well done, love the selection of wood and the execution of the build and finish.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#8 posted 02-18-2012 03:11 PM

That’s really sharp looking.
You mentioned it was oiled and then 3 coats of board butter applied.
What type of oil did you use?
What is board butter?

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#9 posted 02-18-2012 06:11 PM

haha. I love that picture with the cheese and crackers on it. Gives you an idea I guess of just how many 100 pcs. of cheese is.
The board looks great, nice job!

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#10 posted 02-18-2012 11:09 PM

Great looking piece. I asume that you hollowed out the tray using a template and plunge router. If not please share the technique.

-- Glenn Huovinen

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#11 posted 02-19-2012 03:11 PM

Yes, wonderful looking piece using great contrasting woods. I too would love to learn the technique you used! Thanks for sharing.

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#12 posted 02-19-2012 06:08 PM


-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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