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Thread: Lacewood & Wenge Tray - a la Mark Singer

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    Lacewood & Wenge Tray - a la Mark Singer

    With apologies and thanks to Mark Singer, I tried to copy his design to create my own tray. I scaled this first piece back from those that Mark and others have done, just to make sure that I knew what I was doing. This example is 24" x 5.5", with the feet 6" wide.



    I am realizing that my photography skills are not good, so these shots make the lacewood look much wavier than it actually is. That being said, I had a lot of fun making this piece. The tenon is also made from wenge...



    I tried, but failed , to inlay a slice of maple into the tenon, but it didn't turn out very well.

    I hand-traced the shape for the bracket feet on the pieces of wenge, cut them on the scroll saw, and finish-sanded them on the spindle sander.



    I have plans to make a few more of these, larger in scale, in the very near future. Thanks to Mark, and thanks for looking!!

    - Keith
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    Hi Keith, I moved your thread (this one) into this forum.

    Boy that is one nice looking tray, I've not seen Mark's tray, so I have nothing to compare it to, but this one sure is a beauty!

    Cheers!
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    Thanks, Stu!! I appreciate the compliment.

    Can you go ahead and delete the other post for me?

    Thanks!!

    - Keith
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    Lookin' good Keith. Not all of us build on Mark's scale. Nice to see a smaller rendition. The lacewood is great to look at.
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    Looks very nice, Keith. You picked a good person to be inspired by. I've always liked Mark's work.
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    That's a beautiful tray, really like the look of lacewood.
    Darren

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    Great tray, I like its simplicity
    Best regards,
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    Great Work

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