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Box Elder Tray

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Project by jaykaypur posted 256 days ago 899 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me 2 pieces of box elder wood and one of the pieces was pretty warped and I told him I was gonna make a tray out of it. Sanded it down with a palm sander and the wood was supported underneath with bunched up cloth to keep it stable as I sanded it. Worked like a charm. The sides/ends are slotted at angles (25 and 35 degrees) to level it up. It measures 17” x 10” x about 2” tall. This turned out pretty well and someone will get it…just don’t know who yet. Finished with Danish oil and will put some wax on it tomorrow. Thanks for the comments and looks.

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 256 days ago

Pretty wild looking. Great job.

-- 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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#2 posted 256 days ago

Nice use of the “way it came ” wood.
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#3 posted 256 days ago

That is Krazy-Kool!

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

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#4 posted 256 days ago

What a unique piece.
-don

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

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#5 posted 256 days ago

Wow! Very interesting. A project to be proud of. Lumberjocks can turn just about anything into works of art. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#6 posted 256 days ago

Love that color and grain pattern, Jay!

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

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kiefer

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#7 posted 256 days ago

How come you are so lucky and get beautiful wood like that ?
That is just incredible colour and figure .
Great looking tray .

-- Kiefer 松

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#8 posted 256 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 256 days ago

You have an incredible talent of making something beautiful out of wood 99.999% of us would discard.
The 5th photo awesome!! The shape….... the grain…... the design is all eye candy, thanks for posting.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#10 posted 254 days ago

Very nice looking piece. I like it.

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

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#11 posted 252 days ago

Very cool tray! Gorgeous wood with those stunning grains, figures and colors. Beautiful work!

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