|Project by Blackie_||posted 04-01-2013 11:52 PM||2764 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
Pictured: Two valet trays, two different builds, one is a mix of bandsaw with a traditional mitered joint also added walnut splines the other tray is pure bandsaw with butt joint wrap, I have to say that I favor the miter joint over the butt joint bandsaw box.
The first few pictures is the bandsaw version.
Build: I was commissioned to build a try just like the one I made for my dad, The first tray I optioned bandsaw but wasn’t pleased with the outcome though it wasn’t bad I just didn’t like the end cap cuts I made them kind of shallow leaving it looking a bit awkward as least in my eyes it was so I decided to make another bandsaw tray when it hit me, wait a min, what am I doing? I’ve conquered the ability to make miter joints so lets do it right and I was right it looked so much better though I did use a bandsaw to cut the inner part of the tray just not the sides and ends. The woods used, inner core I used Alder and the outer is spalted hackberry on both trays.
The second tray (mitered corners) will go to the customer.
First tray measures 12” x 6 3/4” x 2”
Second tray measures 12” x 7 1/2” x 2”
Finished with a single coat of tung oil, two coats of wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.
Thanks for looking and comments are always welcomed.
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