My first woodworking project ever.

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Very amateur attempt at a serving tray/trivet sort of thing. Woods-white pine and red oak

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#1 posted 247 days ago

very nice and clean looking tray! you did good.

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#2 posted 247 days ago

You did a nice job on it even if it was your first.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 247 days ago

Very good stuff- what is it finished with? Mineral Oil is food-safe and keeps a nice color of the wood.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 247 days ago

First project? could of fooled me, like choice of wood

-- I Saw What I See

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#5 posted 247 days ago

Looks good. You have to start somewhere.

Welcome to LJs

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 247 days ago

looks alot better than my first project! very nice job.

-- I'm only deaf in one ear,,,,,I just can't hear out of the other one., Denny, Indiana implant, living in PA

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#7 posted 247 days ago

A terrific beginning as a woodworker!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 247 days ago

Looks nice but you’re only half way there. If you leave it like that, long grain, it will scar up much quicker and you risk slicing out pieces of wood. You should cut it in strips, rotate and expose the end grain and glue it up again. Watch the Wood Whisperer’s video for more info.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 247 days ago

Very nice compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#10 posted 246 days ago

Well done!! Great start, there are many resources available through Lumberjocks to help you. You will learn with every project you build. Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 246 days ago

Great job jumping in to the dark side…now you’ll have to spend all of your free time in the woodshop and start buying lots of tools you may never use…it gets quite addicting but very rewarding!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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