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Project by Woodenwizard posted 383 days ago 2172 views 31 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to try a serving tray with some simple marquetry inlay and this is what I came up with. My son designed the leaf pattern. I really liked the pattern very simple an it gives the feeling of the leaves blowing in the wind. Walnut, walnut burl, and cherry splines. Several coats of shellac and wipe on poly. I really enjoyed this project and plan on others like it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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Roger

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#1 posted 383 days ago

This is incredible John. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 383 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Max

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#3 posted 383 days ago

John, You are right the leaves do look like they are blowing in the wind. How long did this take you to do start to finish?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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shipwright

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#4 posted 383 days ago

Sweet John.
For dead leaves those ones sure have a lot of life in them. You’ve captured the motion beautifully.
No shabby job on the match either. Trays make a very good venue for marquetry I find.

More ! More!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Dale

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#5 posted 383 days ago

That is beautiful, how in the world did you do that.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Lenny

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#6 posted 383 days ago

Gorgeous John! The depth or three dimensional look to those leaves is remarkable.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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bobasaurus

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#7 posted 383 days ago

Very nice marquetry. I need to start doing more of it.

-- Allen, Colorado

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JayG46

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#8 posted 383 days ago

Spectacular. The bookmatched walnut tray itself is beautiful but the marquetry really puts it over the top. What kind of woods did you use for the leaves? Great work.

-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL www.swallowtailwoodcraft.com "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi

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MarkTheFiddler

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#9 posted 383 days ago

She’s a real beauty! +1 on the outstanding leaves and awesome bookends.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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tomd

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#10 posted 383 days ago

Great marquetry, beautiful piece.

-- Tom D

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lightweightladylefty

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#11 posted 383 days ago

John,

Your serving tray is a real beauty! Everything about it . . . design, marquetry, book-matched walnut . . . it’s all second to none!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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deon

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#12 posted 383 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 383 days ago

Beautiful serving tray and excellent marquetry work…You have done an amazing job and I look forward to seeing more of your work…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Jofa

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#14 posted 383 days ago

My goodness that is beautiful.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 383 days ago

Way way cool a most attractive tray.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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