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Project by moshel posted 06-01-2008 02:40 AM 1204 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lately, when guests came to visit, I noticed that we only have crappy plastic trays. so, as i got new set of router bits from DIMAR, i decided to try some of them on this project. turned out nice, although my wife made a face initially. handles are heart Rimu, everything else is lesser grade Rimu (all from recycled wood).

Finished with 2 layers of tung oil.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 06-01-2008 02:44 AM

Looks like it oughta work ….tell me what type of wood is the table beneath your tray , please and also where does Rimu come from ?

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

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moshel

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#2 posted 06-01-2008 02:48 AM

the table is macrocarpa (which is actually montray pine, i think). you can see how the end grain of macro looks like in my cutting board project. Rimu comes from New Zealand. its a great timber, and the early colonials abused it to build houses, so now it is protected and you can’t get new timber. however, when an old house is demolished, you get large amount of Rimu in relatively good condition.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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rogerl

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#3 posted 06-01-2008 09:06 AM

Great idea. I should make one of these for my house.
Thanks for the inspiration :)

-Roger

-- -Roger

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#4 posted 06-01-2008 05:27 PM

nice looking tray. we are still using the crummy plastic style. I should take the time to build some as well.

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#5 posted 06-01-2008 06:14 PM

Did the final result satisfy your wife? Either way, the praise from guests will, eventually.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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moshel

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#6 posted 06-01-2008 11:23 PM

eventually, after the final buff, when the tung oil have this special sheen she seemed more content. anyway, i am not worried. our house is full of things that came within an inch of becoming firewood and now we don’t know how we could ever live without them….

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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