My meger attempt

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Project by lazyfiremaninTN posted 07-31-2008 05:01 PM 2542 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 07-31-2008 05:10 PM

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 07-31-2008 05:22 PM

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

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

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#3 posted 07-31-2008 05:33 PM

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 07-31-2008 05:57 PM

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 07-31-2008 06:13 PM

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

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 07-31-2008 07:12 PM

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 07-31-2008 07:17 PM

looks great

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 07-31-2008 07:21 PM

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 07-31-2008 07:22 PM

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 07-31-2008 08:55 PM

very nice, I also like the handles

-- Joe, Ga

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#11 posted 07-31-2008 08:59 PM

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 07-31-2008 09:09 PM

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 07-31-2008 09:10 PM

I like the walnut splines. Great job.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#14 posted 07-31-2008 09:20 PM

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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#15 posted 07-31-2008 09:22 PM

Hi Adrian;

Looks good to me.

Very good workmanship!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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