Spalted Tray

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Project by jaykaypur posted 11-06-2013 10:59 PM 1515 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More spalted maple. Top is book-matched pieces and the ends/feet are held in place with four small cherry pins along each side. The red is inlayed sand and CA glue. It measures 13” x 8” and is 2” tall. Finished with several coats of Danish oil. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 11:11 PM

that is beautiful wood, you did a great job with the book match, i like how you did the handles…fine job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 11:15 PM

Love the way the red compliments the other colors!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 11:44 PM

That is an amazing piece of spalted wood.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 12:21 AM

A most fascinating effect on the tray, book matching 5 stars, tell me more about the red sand and CA glue process please.

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 12:21 AM

Nice wood and use of it!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 12:57 AM

Really beautiful work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 01:45 AM

Really beautiful. Looks like a handy and attractive tray.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 03:05 AM

Awesome looking board with great book match. In the first pic it looks like an eye in the rt center of the board. Wicked!!!!

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 11-07-2013 07:15 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Dave Haynes

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#10 posted 11-07-2013 01:15 PM

I love the look of spalted maple. Use it as accent in some of my boxes pretty consistently. This tray is gorgeous!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#11 posted 11-07-2013 10:11 PM

Super fantastic!! Luv those red inlays. This has got to be one of thee best boards I have ever, yes, I’ll say ever, seen.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 03:13 AM

Very nice, I really like the way you wrapped the grain around the whole tray, really is eye candy.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#13 posted 11-09-2013 03:44 AM

Your project is really beautiful…
The red sand and ca glue is a first for me…. I see so much red throughout that it’s hard to figure how you applied and finished it all…

I’d love to hear from you in more detail about the colors and your technique…

Thanks for sharing your project… We all love fresh ideas…


-- Mike

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 11:33 AM

Outstanding! I keep all the little pieces from my spalted boards and use them for accents rather than throw them away. This is an outstanding piece of wood which must have put a smile on your face when you cut into it.

-- --Dale Page

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#15 posted 11-11-2013 02:56 PM

Stunning piece! The wood is just gorgeous and the red inlay added more beauty. Excellent job!

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