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Project by Woodenwizard posted 08-10-2013 11:39 PM 2766 views 34 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 08-10-2013 11:41 PM

This is incredible John. Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 08-10-2013 11:48 PM

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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#3 posted 08-10-2013 11:51 PM

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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#4 posted 08-11-2013 12:07 AM

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 fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Dale

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#5 posted 08-11-2013 12:25 AM

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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#6 posted 08-11-2013 12:33 AM

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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#7 posted 08-11-2013 01:32 AM

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

-- Allen, Colorado

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JayG46

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#8 posted 08-11-2013 01:34 AM

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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#9 posted 08-11-2013 01:53 AM

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

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 08-11-2013 03:19 AM

Great marquetry, beautiful piece.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 08-11-2013 03:27 AM

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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#12 posted 08-11-2013 03:33 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#13 posted 08-11-2013 04:06 AM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 08-11-2013 04:22 AM

My goodness that is beautiful.

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

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#15 posted 08-11-2013 05:21 AM

Way way cool a most attractive tray.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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