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    Shaker oval tray

    While at the Pleasant Hill Shaker village a few weeks ago, my wife saw a condiment tray that she liked, so I decided I'd make her one.

    This on has a cherry oval and handle, with a quilted maple bottom. It's put together in the traditional way, with copper tacks in the tongues of the band, and wood pegs holding the band to the bottom, and the handle to the band. The bottom is dyed with TransTint medium brown, and the cherry is natural. Finish is pre-cat water-based lacquer. Came out pretty nice, I think.
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    Jim that is a beautiful piece. I hope you and Mrs. DeLaney had a great time at Pleasant Hill. I really like how they have restored and opened the place for visitors. The quilted maple is stunning. How thick is the bottom? Is this your first Shaker oval work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Came out pretty nice, I think.
    I agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Jim that is a beautiful piece. I hope you and Mrs. DeLaney had a great time at Pleasant Hill. I really like how they have restored and opened the place for visitors. The quilted maple is stunning. How thick is the bottom? Is this your first Shaker oval work?
    We had a great time. Spent a whole day there, and then went to Berea (Kentucky Craft Center) the next day. All in all, a really nice trip. While at Pleasant Hill, I took over a hundred pictures of the woodworks - everything from furniture to boxes, to ox yokes. I plan on posting a bunch of them once I've gotten them appropriately re-sized.

    On the tray: The bottom is about 3/8" thick, resawn from an 8/4 piece. I made up two bands, so I need to saw off another slice for the second tray. I'll make the next one with a steam bent handle going laterally - more of a basket than a tray, I guess.

    I hadn't made any oval stuff for a couple years, but overall, I guess I've made about a dozen boxes, sized #0 thru about #4. Might make a few more over the coming winter...
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    Great looking piece, Jim!
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    Jim, that is one good looking tray.

    I will be loooking forward to seeing the trip's pictures.
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    I love Shaker stuff. That came out fantastic
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    great piece Jim and the wood is fantastic shaker boxes are on my to do list, just love them Yep great piece

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    I stayed at Pleasant Hill last year, and yup took many many pictures. I am really fond of the place. You did a wonderful job on the tray.

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