A tray with a slight asian influence.


I made this as a last minute gift for my wife’s mother..

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I used some Huon Pine I brought back from Tasmania recently and matched it up with some New Guinea Rosewood.

The arcs were cut on the bandsaw using a variation of the Patron Jig… I have mentioned and used it several times on here…

The tray appears to be floating due to the supports being set in a little from the ends.Size is 18 inches by 12 inches and the main base of the tray is 1/2 inch thick.

A small stip of felt is glued to the support feet to stop the tray scratching the table..

Unfortunately the finish is not all I expected… it will teach me not to spray in rainy weather…It takes so long to dry..

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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3 Responses to A tray with a slight asian influence.

  1. Michael Wurm says:

    LARRY, I LIKE HOW YOU SAY, “IN THE LAST MINUTE I WHIPPED UP THIS LITTLE PROJECT” LIKE, OH IT’S NOTHING. THEN YOU WHIP OUT THESE LITTLE TREASURES THAT ANYONE WOULD GIVE THEIR ARM FOR. JUST SAYING….
    TRUE STORY! MY MOTHER-IN-LAW WAS ON THE PHIL DONAHUE SHOW. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT EXPRESSING LOVE TO YOUR HUSBAND/WIFE. MY MIL STOOD UP AND SAID “WE’VE BEEN MARRIED 50 YEARS, AND MY HUSBAND DOESN’T HAVE TO TELL ME HE LOVES ME EVERYDAY, BECAUSE I JUST KNOW HE DOES.” SHE GOT BOOED AND HISSED AT, TILL SHE SAT DOWN. ALL THE WHILE YELLING AT THE CROWD, “WELL IT’S TRUE”, AND THE CROWD JUST GOT LOUDER, UNTIL SHE SAT DOWN AND SHUT UP. SWEAR TO GOD THIS HAPPENED, ONLY PERSON TO EVER GET BOOED OFF THE PHIL DONAHUE SHOW. FUNNY, WE WATCHED IT WITH HER ON TV, AND SHE WAS STILL ANGRY AND STARTED YELLING ALL OVER AGAIN. MIKE

  2. yaakov says:

    You sure do have some great looking woods in your part of the world! The tray design is great. How does it feel on your lap?

    yaakov….

  3. Love the design and the use of contrasting timbers!

    From certain angles, it looks as though the tray is slightly convex which, of course, wouldn’t be very practical… I love it when people are able to produce illusions like that in wood. We just don’t see it done often enough.

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