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Box Elder Tray

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Project by jaykaypur posted 11-16-2013 11:04 PM 1227 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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#1 posted 11-16-2013 11:07 PM

Pretty wild looking. Great job.

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

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 11:30 PM

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 11-17-2013 12:04 AM

That is Krazy-Kool!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 12:08 AM

What a unique piece.
-don

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

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 12:32 AM

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 11-17-2013 12:55 AM

Love that color and grain pattern, Jay!

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

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#7 posted 11-17-2013 03:08 AM

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

-- Kiefer / It's all about design and innovation

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#8 posted 11-17-2013 06:41 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#9 posted 11-17-2013 12:29 PM

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....

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#10 posted 11-19-2013 01:33 AM

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 11-20-2013 05:14 PM

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

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