|Project by kiefer||posted 12-29-2012 01:24 AM||2966 views||27 times favorited||23 comments|
Three trays for Christmas presents ,a little late but done .
Here are a few pics of the build and some explanations too.
The tray shell halves are steam bent and then joined .
The base is made by making a simple pattern jig like this .
The drill holes are marked with the drill bit ,I lightly sanded the pattern holes to make the bit easy to insert and put a plastic cap on the end of the bit for comfort on the hand when pushing the bit .
All the parts are cut with the band saw and then sanded to the line ,the holes are finished with a step drill instead of a counter sink ,I like this detail and a set of three step dills cosy me four bucks .
The top of the base is matched to the profile of the shell by simply attaching sand paper
to the shell and rubbing the base in short strokes until a good fit is achieved .
All the walnut is recycled flooring glued with water proof glue and salad bowl finish as the trays will be used for food .