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    Two serving trays

    Attached are pictures of two serving trays I completed recently. One is octagonal with curly bubinga laid in an eight segment sunburst with a walnut border and walnut sides. The banding is commercial.
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    The back is laid with claro walnut in an eight segment sunburst. What looks like a circle in the walnut on the back is just in the veneer. Laying it in a sunburst made it look like a circle. When you look at it in person, you don't see the circle - it only seems to appear in photographs.
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    The other is a rectangular tray with walnut burl laid in a four way match, with a walnut border and walnut sides. It's banding is also commercial. The back was laid in regular walnut.
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    I rubbed the lacquer on the main panels to a glass finish so it was hard to get the pictures because of reflections but I think you can see them fairly well.

    Mike
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    Those made me go OOOOOOOOO & AHHHHHHHH Very nice and especially (to me anyway) he rectangular one is my favorite. Great job on the book matching, nice all the way around

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    Mike those are stunning, as usual your work is superb.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    help... jaw on floor... can't pick up.. Wow!
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    stunning is the first word to come to mind. second is kaleidoscope. The panels are hypnotic. great work!!
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    Imwith tom on this one, the rectangular one is my favorite, stunning work.

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    Mike,
    beautiful work

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    Thank you, all, for your very kind comments. The burl was pretty easy to lay - the bubinga much more difficult. My favorite is the bubinga - in person, the play of colors in the bubinga is really nice. The pictures don't do it justice.

    I actually did these for a client. They're packed up right now, waiting to ship.

    Mike
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    Truly pretty. Client will think you sold too cheep.

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    Great stuff Mike!
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