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Hello folks, just joined Lumber Jocks and am posting my first original design project, which I finished just in time for Christmas (with about an hour and a half to spare!). Spalted maple serving tray in an ellipse, about 12” by 26”, give or take, 3/4” thick with a 1/2” deep bowl. Cabinet handles and rubber feet underneath. Finished with a 50/50 mix of tung oil and polyurethane that I tried out.





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BubingaBill

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#1 posted 214 days ago

Very nice work!!
Was this made from a single board?

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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jim65

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#2 posted 214 days ago

Very nice serving tray, welcome to Lumber Jocks, look forward to seeing more of your work!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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DanaBabcock

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#3 posted 214 days ago

No, its about 6 pieces from a single board, it was too cupped and twisted to be viable as a whole. But I mixed and matched the thinner pieces until I got a really good looking pattern and mostly alternating grain to keep it stable. Got most of the twist out of it too, just had to put a washer under one of the feet and it was good.

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#4 posted 214 days ago

Excelent! Congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#5 posted 213 days ago

I really like this, and the wood is awesome. Great job

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redryder

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#6 posted 213 days ago

Great design and wood…................

-- mike...............

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majuvla

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#7 posted 211 days ago

True, it’s very original,nice wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 210 days ago

Cool tray! Like the unique shape and figures on wood which goes well with the sleek handle. Great work!

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trees2pens

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#9 posted 209 days ago

Very nice, and handles work well with the shape.

-- When All Else Fails ... Hit Delete

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phillip butler

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#10 posted 208 days ago

keep it up. you are good/

-- phil, nevada

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