Harley Davidson Tray

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Project by romansfivefive posted 2219 days ago 1554 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always loved the lines of motorcycles and I thought it would make a good display. I decided to turn it into a tray so that it had some sort of function. The sides are ash with inlays of mahogany. The handles are ash as well with the swirl inlays are cherry. the base is baltic birch. The electra glide was drawn on paper, temporarily fastened to the birch with spray adhesive, then wood burned right through the paper. I tried some different stains hoping to mimic the harley davidson orange and black, but the grain just got lost in the darker stains, so i went with an old english min-wax and some varathane.

p.s. If there are any wood burners out there that could recommend a good wood burner, I am thinking about buying a new one that has different tips and is a little more advanced than the 9.99 special I used.

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#1 posted 2219 days ago

Very cool looking! I might just try my hand at wood burning one of these days.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 2219 days ago

Hey Gary,

Woods easy to burn. Just use a little gasoline and poof.

Very nice tray.


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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 2218 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 2217 days ago

Nice job!

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#5 posted 2209 days ago

Great job. Good luck in the contest.

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Michael Brailsford

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#6 posted 2208 days ago

Who wouldn’t love a Harley?

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pat sherman

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#7 posted 2205 days ago

the burn looks good. but from my years of experence. would not recomment burning thu paper. much less thu paper and glue. lots of chemicals that would wreck your breathing.

but the harley is nice.

-- pat,ohio...

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#8 posted 771 days ago

Nice Scooter~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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