Music-Themed Inlaid Tray

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Project by Quietflyer posted 386 days ago 613 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tray I put together over the last couple months. It’s maple and cherry. I inlaid the notes using a pattern and a router bushing. First time I’d ever tried doing that. The most difficult part is getting the pattern just right. This took 3 or 4 attempts. But of course now I have the working template, so I can make as many of these trays as I want!

This one will be donated to a silent auction at Bluesfest (, a big music (not just blues) festival here in town. The auction benefits the “Blues In The Schools” program. Can’t wait to see how much it sells for!!

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#1 posted 386 days ago

Very nice tray but beware, this is a slippery slope.
I started doing router marquetry a couple of years ago and it (marquetry) has taken over a big part of my life.
... Not complaining…........ Just sayin’ :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 385 days ago

Very nice looking tray. I really like the design

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 383 days ago

Pretty and unique tray! Cool inlay, a great project for a greater cause. I’m sure it goes well in the auction.

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#4 posted 381 days ago

that is cool

-- Ride hard or go home~

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