Chips & Salsa serving tray

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Project by schloemoe posted 05-30-2012 12:12 AM 1797 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this serving tray in Wood Mag. almost 2 years ago and thought would give it a try.It’s made from 2 different types of wood neither of which I can identify. If any of you know let me know then I can at least act smart about it when ask. The wood came from what I thought was a make shift gate or it could have been an old pallet. Any way it was laying in a ditch by the high way so I loaded it up and brought it home . The stuff cleans up real good.
.........................................Thanks for looking….........................Schloemoe

Need to git some food save oil to put on it then it will look better

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 12:16 AM

Nice project, You never can tell where you will find wood for your next project!

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 12:33 AM

Great job rick with a found wood too.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 01:07 AM

it’s pretty amazing this came out of a ditch. It certainly did clean up well. great project idea as well!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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#4 posted 05-30-2012 01:13 AM

That’s really very NICE!

I can just see the chips with the salsa at each end… Yummy!

Beautiful job!

Did you use a router, template, etc.??

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 05-30-2012 01:38 AM

No joe I just drilled it out with a forstner bit and then smoothed the side with my ocillating spindle sander. Then I attached the bottom. I did use the router to round over all the edges. good question thanks for asking. I make ky own recipe of the salsa 1 mild and 1 hot thats why theres 2 holes( for bowels by the way).........Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#6 posted 05-30-2012 02:47 AM

I like it, looks great and I love that it came from material that you found laying along side of the road.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#7 posted 05-30-2012 07:43 AM

Nice job should serve you well!

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

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#8 posted 05-30-2012 09:03 AM

Very Nice Indeed!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 05-30-2012 10:36 AM

Very nice job, and the price was right.


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#10 posted 05-30-2012 12:19 PM

Nice tray,Rick. Great use of recycled wood! I love it!!..............Jim

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#11 posted 05-30-2012 12:56 PM

Sweet !

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#12 posted 05-30-2012 01:11 PM

Great work without using the router template.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#13 posted 05-30-2012 01:14 PM

Nice tray!

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#14 posted 05-30-2012 01:25 PM

Rick, this turned out very nice. Congratulations.


-- 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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#15 posted 05-30-2012 02:07 PM

Interesting, no idea what it is. What will you finish it with? Not oil right? I think shellac?

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