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Project by Andrew posted 01-02-2013 at 07:18 AM 2413 views 15 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Serving tray based on a design in Woodsmith magazine.

Dimensions are about 10.5” x 18”, stock is all 3/8” thick. The original plan in the magazine called for only a 6.5” width. I wanted mine wider.

Made of curly maple with sapele handles. The handles were cut from a solid piece of 8/4 stock on the bandsaw. Finished first with a coat of dewaxed shellac and TransTint vintage maple dye, then sanded. Followed up with GF Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss wipe-on poly.

This small project was one of my most complicated ones to date.

Thanks for looking!

-- Andrew - Albany. NY





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#1 posted 01-02-2013 at 07:27 AM

Well done!

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 at 07:32 AM

Beautiful tray Andrew, good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 at 07:35 AM

Nice. I like it.
That wood is gorgeous too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 at 07:40 AM

I like it too. Great find on the wood and use in this project, it’s beautiful. Well crafted. I hope you signed it.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 at 07:50 AM

Thanks guys! Maybe a branding iron is in order?

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 at 08:37 AM

I like the lines of your tray! It’s good looking and very classy!

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

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 at 08:40 AM

Very nice work.

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

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 at 09:10 AM

This is a cool design ,you did a beautiful job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-02-2013 at 09:13 AM

Well done, the boys at Woodsmith Shop show would be proud!!!! Great looking wood anf nice Joints….

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

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#10 posted 01-02-2013 at 09:45 AM

Nice looking. I’m sure those curves added a bit of sport to construction.

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#11 posted 01-02-2013 at 10:40 AM

Nice wood and nice work Andrew. I like the rounded ends

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-02-2013 at 11:50 AM

Nice to see a new take on serving tray design. Well done !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#13 posted 01-02-2013 at 01:28 PM

I Like It!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 01-02-2013 at 06:12 PM

Great looking tray and very nice wood choice.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 01-03-2013 at 04:58 AM

It turned out great Andy!!

Doc

-- I still have all my fingers

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