|Project by ellen35||posted 10-24-2012 07:26 PM||1816 views||7 times favorited||22 comments|
Hello Fellow LJs,
It has been a while since I posted any projects – we moved over the summer and I’ve spent enormous hours setting up both the house and shop (posted new shop under My Workshop). Now it is time for a few Shows here on Cape Cod. So… some new and some not so new but with a twist items for the show. Lots of cutting boards and cheese boards (not shown – I just can’t post another cutting board!). The first 2 pics are my new item. They are personal snack trays. They are about 6×12 inches, there is a well for the cup (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soup?) and space for a sandwich or other snack. There are simple handles and they balance nicely on the lap. The ones posted are maple with walnut handles and oak with purpleheart handles – each well has a cork bottom and there are cork strips to protect the bottom. They are simple to make and inexpensive…I used some scraps from the shop and got some nice cups from Pier One. We’ll see how they sell. The second 2 pictures are tea boxes. I’ve made and sold many of these The twist here is that the top is actually re-purposed wood – it is made from the centerboard of a sailboat! You can see that I have left some of the nicks and imperfections from use as a centerboard. The checkerboard coasters are also new for me. My thanks to MistakeMagnet for the idea. (I always try to acknowledge the LJ that gave me the idea – common courtesy.) They are simple 4×4 inch maple and walnut coasters and I am selling them in a set of 4. Best part is that I get to keep the extras! Finally, last year someone complained that I did not have a recipe box. This is my attempt at one. It is perfect for 3×5 cards and I’ll probably throw a pack in when I put it on display. It is oak with a wenge inlay and top. I love the contrast!
I can’t tell you how great it is to be back in the shop. Moving is just so crazy… even though it was a 2.5 mile move!
Thanks for looking.
-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire