My meger attempt

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Project by lazyfiremaninTN posted 2218 days ago 1906 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After procrastanating almost all month, I finally decided to make an entry for the serving tray contest. I started it Sunday morning and just finished it this morning. I am really proud of it because it pushed my limits to new heights (and it tested my ability to make a jig on the fly). The base is Curly Cherry, sides are Maple with Walnut accents.

The size is 22 inches long by 15 inches wide.

Thanks for looking.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#1 posted 2218 days ago

Good Job Bro….look pretty good. You know Barbie will swipe this right away. Don’t even think of giving it away.

BTW…the finish came out pretty good. proud of you.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#2 posted 2218 days ago

Well done. I really like how you did the handles.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2218 days ago

Meager looks pretty good to me. I keep telling myself I’m going to make something like this but haven’t quite got there yet. It’s clean, pretty and practical; a solid combination.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 2218 days ago

nice tray , I’m sure the pix don’t do it justice .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 2218 days ago

I’m with Russel, nothing meager about it. Good Job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 2218 days ago

True – take “meager” out of your vocabulary. Nice tray. I could use one here and “still” haven’t built one. Your’s is very nice. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless! Freddo (Northern - NJ) Our Creator designed us to create - so use WOOD!

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#7 posted 2218 days ago

looks great

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 2218 days ago

Great tray. I really like the integrated handle.

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

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#9 posted 2218 days ago

Gorgeous tray. Thanks for sharing Adrian.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Joe Weaver

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#10 posted 2218 days ago

very nice, I also like the handles

-- Joe, Ga

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#11 posted 2218 days ago

I like it all! Great choice of woods. I love the splines. The curly cherry looks great too!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 2218 days ago

Beautiful choice of woods and the integrated handles are inspirational

Thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#13 posted 2218 days ago

I like the walnut splines. Great job.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#14 posted 2218 days ago

excellent. I’m glad to see you found time for the Awards entry.
Doesn’t it feel great to challenge yourself and then meet that challenge/?!!! Way to go

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 2218 days ago

Hi Adrian;

Looks good to me.

Very good workmanship!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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