Dresser trays

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Project by jbschutz posted 12-11-2013 04:30 PM 1031 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dresser Trays...Three fun little lathe projects for gift giving, ideal for keys, change, wallet, etc. I see the round one as being a bit more feminine, but….... The lower and left trays are made of bloodwood, and the upper right one, from African cherry....accent stripes are maple. I learned rather quickly that the corners on the square ones are real knuckle-busters when spinning on the lathe…they become invisible. The bottom foot on each is covered with leather, and all were finished with Danish oil. Each tray is approx. 5.5 inches across.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 12-11-2013 05:22 PM

Great looking trays, I really like the accent stripes. I just started working on the lathe and want to try one of these out, but am terrified that my knuckles will end up looking like hamburger.

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#2 posted 12-11-2013 06:46 PM

Those are really nice. How thick is the wood and how did you mount them to the lathe? I really like these.

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

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#3 posted 12-11-2013 06:59 PM

Turned out nice

-- Dreaming patterns

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 07:12 PM

A little more info, I started out with one inch stock and attached it to a face plate on the lathe with short screws. The one with the double stripe has an additional 1/4 inch disk of maple glued on the bottom before turning.

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 02:01 AM

Well done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 03:48 AM

Those are nice,nice, nice !
What a great idea that will make some nice presents and will be much appreciated .
Love the designs ,just beautiful .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 12-12-2013 06:54 AM

Nice plates, nice colours

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 12:44 PM

Very crispy clean. Nice wood combos.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 01:43 PM

great looking, I need to try

-- Joe, Ga

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#10 posted 12-12-2013 03:39 PM

Nice turnings, look very good, I’ve never tried a square one.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 12-12-2013 09:51 PM

Nice looking trays.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 12-15-2013 03:11 AM

You did a wonderful job on these trays

-- Norman

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#13 posted 12-16-2013 03:22 PM

Very pretty trays! Attractive wood combo and finish. Love those square ones. Great job!

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