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Project by MonteCristo posted 06-13-2012 03:43 AM 1200 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made quite a few mistakes in making this tea tray but it ended up looking not too bad. The beautiful piece of claro walnut used for the bottom helped.

The inlay came about when I screwed up one of the cuts in the sides for the slot that holds the floating bottom. I added the upper bit of inlay to try and disguise why the other inlay way there. The inlay is spalted maple.

The last photo shows how the floating bottom is pinned so it stays centered. The brass srews are a bit clunky looking – next time I will likely use brass escutcheon pins.

This is a very handy tray and has been in use for about 5 years now.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 07:44 AM

Nice tray, Did someone spam you in the first comment? Seems very rude unless you know them.

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

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SuburbanDon

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 12:32 PM

Very nice job. The others sure look like spam.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 06-13-2012 04:13 PM

Hi SuburbanDon:

I was wondering what the Heck that first reply was. Thanks for commenting.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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MonteCristo

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#4 posted 06-14-2012 03:53 AM

Hi Ken90712:

Ya, that other must have been spam, maybe because I used the word “tea” in the title ??? They’ve already nuked it it appears.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Tedster

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#5 posted 06-24-2012 12:59 PM

Good news, the first post I see is Ken’s. Looks like the spam got nuked :)

It never would have crossed my mind that the inlays were a cover up. I just thought it’s a nice design. Good idea putting the pins in there to keep the bottom centered. Nice looking tea tray.

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