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Project by crashman posted 11-17-2012 07:45 PM 2088 views 18 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Lumberjocks, I haven’t posted any projects lately so will try to catch up. This is a serving tray I made to match a cutting board I made for my friend Julie about a year ago. I am going mostly by memory & a cell phone picture to match the woods. (Since of course it is a suprise) I had a fair amount of head scratching & obsitcles to overcome on this project, (mostly created by myself) but this turned out really good. I don’t think the photos do it justice compared to an in person look. The woods are Black Walnut, Bloodwood, Cocobolo, Padauk, & Wenge. I finished it with Howards Butcher Block Oil (w bees wax), my favorite. The dimennsions are 1 1/4th inches tall, 21 inches long, 12 1/4 inches wide. Thanks for looking, Questions & comments always welcome.

-- Jack R. Ellis





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dean2336

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 08:09 PM

that is just too cool—it’s got me thinking—time to get the lead out—great piece

-- dean2336,nebr.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 08:35 PM

Really beautiful piece. She should love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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kiefer

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 08:52 PM

Very nicely done and a very efficient way of construction .
Nice pattern and details ,it got WOW !

-- Kiefer 松

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 09:31 PM

Amazing work Jack, thanks for posting.

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 11:09 PM

Good work. I like this pattern, but i hadn’t thought to do it in mostly orangish and dark woods, It works though.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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SteveGaskins

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 12:17 AM

Very nice. I like it.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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Mip

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#7 posted 11-18-2012 12:49 AM

This is one funky design. The colors are pretty slick, too.

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cutworm

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 01:08 AM

Very nice work.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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rtbrmb

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 02:35 AM

Awesome work Jack…

Bill in MI

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 11-18-2012 05:45 AM

Really nice pattern and colors : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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deon

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#11 posted 11-18-2012 07:07 AM

Great composition and color!

-- Dreaming patterns

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prattman

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#12 posted 11-18-2012 08:33 AM

Right into my favorites, well done.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Paul Stoops

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#13 posted 11-18-2012 05:34 PM

Very nice! Great joinery!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#14 posted 11-18-2012 08:22 PM

A work of art! Some amazing colors

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

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PASs

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#15 posted 11-19-2012 12:58 AM

Beautiful!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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