Serving tray

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Project by crmitchell posted 572 days ago 931 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While having dinner with a friend a couple of years ago, he asked why I grabbed the cork from the wine bottle. When I explained that I wanted to make a serving tray with the bottom covered with corks, he offered all the corks I wanted – a box of about 1000!

Now I make up a few of these for Christmas gifts every year. The recipients seem to love them.

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#1 posted 572 days ago

Great looking serving tray

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#2 posted 572 days ago

Very nice. Love the joints and big handles.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 572 days ago

Great job on the trays. Do you split the corks in half?

-- 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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#4 posted 567 days ago

The corks are split on the bandsaw with a 1/2” blade and fence set at 1/2 thickness for the average cork, as they vary considerably in diameter. I sort by thickness of the split pieces and use like pieces in a single tray.

These have become very popular around the neighborhood around the holidays as more folks see them and hint how they liked them.

Kind of like when I and a friend bought a drift boat for fly fishing – we suddenly had friends we never heard of – the problem was that I ended up rowing and not fishing.

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