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    Serving Tray

    My wife asked me to make a small gift for a friend ah, ah, ah a few months back. Don't worry I said I'll get there. Not one to forget but usually it takes me a while, I finally did it today.

    So the idea for this tray came one day when I was at one of those fashion furniture stores in Tokyo. I saw this little serving tray and I thought I could make that and even improve on it. Then I looked a their price tag 180.00 bucks and I thought .

    Anyway this tray is simple in design but has nice lines. The side is done in the style of a shaker box (the improvement) and the handles are 45 degree cross-cuts.






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    Now that is sharp!!! and a very clean lookin tray.. i might just have to try that one myself.. did you use coper tacks to hold the veneer together and on the sides??
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    Alex, your work always amazes me. Nicely done!
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    Alex, I really like that! I may steal your idea, looks like a great idea for the craft shows. I see the sides are tilted out a bit, how did you manage that? Did you start with a curved strip, on second look, maybe it's just the picture that makes it appear that way?
    Last edited by Barry Richardson; 06-03-2009 at 02:18 PM.

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    That made me go OOOHHHH!!!!! I really like that, nice design, nice wood, nice project

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    Serving Tray

    Alex Well Done
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    That's pretty cool!

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    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Larry those are brass nails I cut then ballpeened flat.

    Barry the side is not tapered but I wanted to do that in the beginning. If I angle the side it becomes much more complex to make as the side would basically be an elliptical cone. Not sure how to draw that one out on a flat piece of wood. Any ideas are welcome.

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    Brilliant!

    Just how thick is the base? In the one photo it looks almost 1/8" thick, which seems way too thin.
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    Super job Alex!
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