LumberJocks

Chip and Dip Tray

  • Advertise with us
Project by docspencer posted 426 days ago 772 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” :)





11 comments so far

View NiteWalker's profile

NiteWalker

2709 posts in 1211 days


#1 posted 426 days ago

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

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

View MT_Stringer's profile

MT_Stringer

1857 posts in 1866 days


#2 posted 426 days ago

Looks great.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

View Hawaiilad's profile

Hawaiilad

1926 posts in 1655 days


#3 posted 425 days ago

I do like that…great job

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4119 posts in 1491 days


#4 posted 425 days ago

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

-- 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

View docspencer's profile

docspencer

197 posts in 580 days


#5 posted 425 days ago

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.

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4119 posts in 1491 days


#6 posted 425 days ago

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

View docspencer's profile

docspencer

197 posts in 580 days


#7 posted 424 days ago

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.

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15627 posts in 1501 days


#8 posted 424 days ago

You did a nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11217 posts in 810 days


#9 posted 423 days ago

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

View docspencer's profile

docspencer

197 posts in 580 days


#10 posted 423 days ago

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????

View sskwoodcraft's profile

sskwoodcraft

63 posts in 79 days


#11 posted 43 days ago

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

-- Live for nothing or die for something -John Rambo

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase