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    Simple Oak tray

    here is a tray that I made from some scrap that was in the shop. Not much but my daughter liked it.
    Chuck
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    I'm sure she loves it--that's a very nice tray! What finish did you use?
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    Very nice tray, like the pattern. Hadn't thought of using door handles like that, great idea.
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    Ron it has a BLO/ Varnish mix finish on it. It has three coats of this mix
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    I love that.

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    That came out looking great, Chuck. I made a similar one a few years ago. I think I used the exact same handles, too.
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    Looks good, and a good use of the shop scraps for sure

    It is often these simple gifts which are overlooked, that bring a lot of smiles all around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Looks good, and a good use of the shop scraps for sure

    It is often these simple gifts which are overlooked, that bring a lot of smiles all around
    Problem is that pattern doesn't look simple to Me!..
    Nice tray...
    Garry

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    Ive never done anything like that, but Id think after initial glue up, strips were cut at a 45 degree angle, then the strips relgued in opposing angles that were cut. All cut straight then, and Im going to borrow this pattern eventually. I really like the look.
    Last edited by allen levine; 07-31-2008 at 03:09 AM.

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    Yep. Allen nailed it.

    Here's how I did something similar. I used a 60 degree cut, but the principle is the same.
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