Serving tray

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Project by rfonte649 posted 03-14-2012 05:42 PM 1764 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It started out as a cb, but after I got through whitling and sanding, um, nice serving tray. The handles were made from the left overs. Drilled angled holes through the tray. Inserted dowels and marked the handles and drilled holes in the handles and glued it altogether.

-- Bob F

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 05:50 PM

Bob, this is very nice and you did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 08:01 PM

I love the handles. Nice work!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Heidi Neely

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 09:02 PM

Really nice…almost too nice to use!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 10:57 PM

Very nice work.. The Maple and Walnut look great. I bet there was a lot of waste to choose from for the handles.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 12:10 AM

Is it maple and walnut? looks whiter than maple? good lines and design.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#6 posted 03-15-2012 03:09 AM

Cool pattern

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 07:12 AM

OOH, I do like this… very well done…

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

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 07:40 AM

one very nice serving tray,looks great

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 08:18 AM

Nice work. The handles really set it off.

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

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#10 posted 03-15-2012 03:09 PM

Thanks all for the comments, yes it is maple and walnut.

-- Bob F

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#11 posted 03-16-2012 06:33 AM

I “Like” that concept.

Never had thought of that Combo but what a great Cutting Tray for serving wine and cheese.
Would very much like to borrow that idea, if I may?

Well done.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#12 posted 03-16-2012 01:15 PM

Okay, not too proud to admit I just started down the CB road and am in the middle of my first one… I”ll post the pics when I’m done. I know how to clue them up and expose the end grain now but what I’m wondering is how you pull off angular designs like that; very cool. I can speculate that it may be just cutting at a 45 degree angle on the table saw after the first glue up and then flipping every other piece? If I’m way off don’t laugh, but please do tell. I’d like to try this design on my next one.

Thanks for sharing and it looks great!

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#13 posted 03-16-2012 01:39 PM

I borrowed the pattern from here, The handles were made by my “seat of my pants”. Cut some curves from the left overs and then used my router to round over the edges. Made the dowels from walnut.

-- Bob F

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#14 posted 03-16-2012 11:31 PM

set saw at angle on first cut. then glue up for unique lines.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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