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Project by docspencer posted 07-01-2013 12:37 AM 1144 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this chip and dip tray. Two pieces of 9” X 1.25” white oak glued together to make the 2.5” depth. What an adventure. Not only my own design, but the first time I’ve used a bowl cutting router bit. If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a genius now. Finished it with a nifty mix of beeswax and mineral oil that I – got the recipe from Fine Woodworking. Wife wants a second one – apparently this was “practice” :)





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#1 posted 07-01-2013 12:46 AM

Very nice!
I could see those being a hit in different woods at parties. :)

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

Looks great.

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#3 posted 07-01-2013 08:20 AM

I do like that…great job

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#4 posted 07-01-2013 08:28 AM

Very nice Doc
Did you do the cutout on the one board first or
did you drill the bulk out to take the load off the Router?
Jamie

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#5 posted 07-01-2013 02:58 PM

Jamie – actually I did both. I cutout the top board, glued it down to the bottom board, then used a 3/4” forstner to eat out some of the bottom board. Using the forstner is sure better than the router. I’m still learning how to use a bowl cutting bit without leaving burn marks.

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#6 posted 07-01-2013 03:56 PM

Thanks Doc, my DIL has asked for similar and as she provides
the Grandchildren, how can I say no.
Are you using a sled? I made a sled that also takes the guide
bush and that had been my method. I think the laminated is
a great choice.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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docspencer

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#7 posted 07-02-2013 01:51 PM

Yeah, grandkids are hard to deny. I’m not sure what you mean by a sled – I did discover that with the thin sides it was better to make an oversized router plate out of 1/2” MDF for the router. Worked like a charm, although I can’t see what I’m doing. I’m thinking making another one out of plexiglass or some other transparent material.

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#8 posted 07-02-2013 03:27 PM

You did a nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 07-03-2013 02:32 PM

Like it. Great design, the chips and dip in one piece. I’m sure family and friends will want one. Great job!

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#10 posted 07-03-2013 07:44 PM

I’d love to make more of these. They’re bit of work, but rewarding; but can’t we say that about all of our projects????

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#11 posted 07-19-2014 04:16 AM

thats a great project to sell because its fairly easy to make and people would definitely buy that.

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