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!!
"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker. "