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Britboxmaker morphed into a serving tray

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Project by Randy_ATX posted 09-11-2013 05:55 PM 2152 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I saw Britboxmakers pattern here: http://lumberjocks.com/BritBoxmaker/blog/17048 I have l loved the effect of staggering progressively cut lumber. (I also made his ez-miter box, but that is another project.)

I also saw and saved this serving tray project from Jack: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74292 I knew I wanted to try something similar. I morphed the two ideas together and came up with what you see here. I don’t have all of the tools I should have, so I made do with what I have in my garage, as a lot of us do.

This was a lot of fun and gives a neat effect of a lot of wood being routed away, but it isn’t. The ends are cut off, flipped over, and glued. I purposely left the knot and stabilized it before finishing.

The final photo is a picture after I gave it to my dad. It is sitting on a table HIS dad, my grandfather made, and has a kaleidoscope my grandpa made, resting on it.

Wood is Walnut and an old Ash tree which once grew in my grandfather’s yard. Finish is a couple of coats of Tung oil, a few coats of satin poly cut with mineral spirits and a few hand waxes.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH





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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 09-11-2013 05:57 PM

A couple more construction photos:

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 05:57 PM

WOW Martyn! This is BEAUTIFUL! Nice work as always.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 09-11-2013 06:04 PM

Well, it IS an honor to be called Martyn, but I just used his pattern and his name in my project title. :-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 07:21 PM

Really nice innovative work Randy. Really nice project.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#5 posted 09-11-2013 08:38 PM

Thank you Roger.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#6 posted 09-11-2013 09:36 PM

Very sharp!!!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#7 posted 09-12-2013 03:18 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 09-12-2013 11:42 PM

Nice work. I like the look of the it.
I like that you have the generation thing on display.

-- Mel,

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#9 posted 09-13-2013 01:55 AM

Excellent work. I think I will try this design someday. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#10 posted 09-13-2013 02:13 AM

Thanks for the comments! Feel free to message me with any questions on this build.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#11 posted 09-15-2013 09:18 PM

Randy, great piece. I am a fan of using the natural wood, knots and all. This makes the valued work one of a kind. Indicates your ability to make those spots work in your pieces, not just cutting out the bad areas. Nicely done.

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