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Project by jacob34 posted 10-12-2012 10:41 PM 1891 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project spurred by my father, he is in a model airplane club and carries a tray that he built “redneck” style back in the day. I was asked to make a tray to replace it, the added benefit is I get the old tray which has memories. The tray is out of pine as well most of what I make is, although I do have two projects about done that are curly maple and purple heart, and cherry and ash. Anyway the tray is 19” x 11” x 5”. Right now it is only rubbed down with boiled linseed oil, I will let Dad decide the action from there, although any suggestions are welcome.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 10:50 PM

Its great Jacob. I’d leave it blo and let time do the rest.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 10-12-2012 10:58 PM

Looks great Jacob ,please excuse the comment but I kind of wonder about the handle facing the opposite direction of most trays like this,it seems you would be holding the tray against your side while you walk making it a bit awkward to carry.

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 10:59 PM

nice tray.i’d imagine your father loves it!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 12:00 AM

Jim no need to be excused, I had not noticed that til you made that comment. The honest answer is I make my own designs on everything i make. On this one my Dad was involved but we did it over the phone. I put the handle in the middle because I wanted a 1/2” piece across the middle and all the other dividers are 1/4” that is the God’s honest truth.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 12:13 AM

If it works for you and your Dad that’s all that counts,you still did a super job and it looks great.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 10-13-2012 11:15 AM

Nice build. Looks like it would be a good tray to hold all the smaller bits and bobs that seem to clutter my bench every project.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#7 posted 10-13-2012 11:20 AM

that’s a great idea, Jacob! I’m sure your dad will enjoy many years out of it :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#8 posted 10-13-2012 08:24 PM

you have to use a paint or lack that can protect it
against the oil , gas … etc
its not funny to have spill of oil or gas in the car
or for that matter battery acid …. donĀ“t ask why I know it … my vallet still have nightmares over it :-(


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#9 posted 10-13-2012 10:51 PM

Assuming that it’ll be used for small parts and such, I’d paint the inside of the tray, maybe with oil paint, in a color that will contrast well with its contents. Good job, I’m sure everyone seeing this has a use for it.

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