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STEAM BENT TRAYS (late presents )

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Project by kiefer posted 571 days ago 2352 views 27 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 .

-- Kiefer 松





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tomakazi

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#1 posted 571 days ago

very nice!! I could put those to good use!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 571 days ago

Cool design and build,thank for the great photo work up.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 571 days ago

These are very nice and the process you posted was easy to follow. You did a great job on these and I wish my late presents—that I either give or receive—looked this good!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 571 days ago

Great design with nice oriental flare. Great photos too. Another hit!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 571 days ago

Now your just showin off LOL! You da man!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodshaver

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#6 posted 571 days ago

Very nice kiefer! Well worth the wait I should say. I like your tutorial also! Looks like your method of bending wood is working well for you. Did you get a microwave for your shop! :)

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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grandpasworkshop

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#7 posted 571 days ago

To nice to give away but I’m sure the person will enjoy there usage

-- Grandpaj

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shipwright

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#8 posted 571 days ago

Be careful. You may turn into a boat builder yet.
These are really well done, I like them a lot.
Now… Do a search for “constant camber” boat building technique. ;-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 571 days ago

Awesome!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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LeslieC

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#10 posted 571 days ago

These are quite lovely. I love the fluid lines.

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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wrench

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#11 posted 571 days ago

Very nice!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 570 days ago

Great work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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stefang

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#13 posted 570 days ago

Altogether cleverly done and more importantly, beautiful and useful. Inspiring work Kiefer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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jbschutz

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#14 posted 570 days ago

Beautiful, elegant, great lines and details. These are going into my favorites file. The simplicity and the Asian flavor are hallmarks of this design.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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SteveA

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#15 posted 570 days ago

Very beautiful and very practical. Nice work.

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