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Project by kiefer posted 10-04-2013 at 04:36 PM 1632 views 7 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got this tray finished .The tray started out as a flat panel that I glued end grain Douglas Fir slices on ,came out nice and flat after routing it smooth .
After laying around the shop for a while I found it had curled up into this shape because the fir was not dry enough when I applied it .
Well what to do ,after seeing Spud 72 (TRUG post) I thought why not try to make a tray out of this .
Putting a few ideas together I came up with this .
Made from Douglas Fir, Walnut and Baltic birch ply ,a simple kerf bent frame and legs .
Finished with bees wax and oil mixture .
Size is 20”l x10”w x4”h
It will get its first use at Thanks Giving filled with assorted harvest items .

-- Kiefer 松





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Woodenwizard

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#1 posted 10-04-2013 at 05:16 PM

Very Creative. Are you sure you didn’t plan it this way. I am sure it will serve :) its purpose well.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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kiefer

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#2 posted 10-04-2013 at 05:20 PM

No John
It was to be a top for a box but it never got built so I had to find a project for it and this is what became of it .

-- Kiefer 松

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#3 posted 10-04-2013 at 05:23 PM

Good job of listening to the wood tell you what it wants to be! Enjoy Thanksgiving.

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

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woodshaver

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#4 posted 10-04-2013 at 05:24 PM

Nicely done! Kiefer your work is always interesting. Everything you make looks like a work of art.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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kiefer

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#5 posted 10-04-2013 at 05:30 PM

Thanks John
Yes always listen you never know where it will lead you .so true .
Thanks Tony
Glad you like it and Thanks for the compliment ,you are too generous .

-- Kiefer 松

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 10-04-2013 at 05:48 PM

I think that will be quite a hit at Thanksgving time my friend.
It is very visually appealing.
Great job.

-- Having fun...Eric

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 10-04-2013 at 08:31 PM

This is really cool and love the design. As soon as I seen the pic, I thought of the trug baskets, and no better way to display your havest than with this fine piece. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 10-04-2013 at 09:08 PM

Very creative, I love the design, and there is no way that I would admit to it being anything but a “New Design”.

Well done. and thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#9 posted 10-04-2013 at 09:22 PM

wonderfully Unique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 10-04-2013 at 10:11 PM

kiefer you are one fine craftsman ,beautiful

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 10-05-2013 at 12:10 AM

Fir doesn’t get enough credit for its beauty. Your original idea for it was well planned and executed and the creative solution you came up with to deal with the little glitch may have resulted in something even better.
You are on an artistic roll. Don’t stop now!

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

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#12 posted 10-05-2013 at 01:46 AM

Nice save to a beautiful wood. Glad you stuck with it, I would have never known you didnt plan this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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jaykaypur

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#13 posted 10-05-2013 at 04:49 AM

Holy Ca-Moly! This became an exquisite piece. Love how you kerfed/bent the legs to match the side pieces. Just a beautiful tray for anyone’s home.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Roger

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#14 posted 10-05-2013 at 05:05 AM

Really different. Really unique. Really beautiful. I can see a good harvest for Thanksgiving in this.

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

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#15 posted 10-05-2013 at 05:33 AM

Another masterpiece, I love it.

-- Guy,PEI

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