Introduction: Valet Tray

Hunk of 8/4 walnut trued up and cut to blank size. Starting to route out the tray sections.

Step 1: Edge

Finished routing out tray sections. Added a spline of walnut into a blank for the sides. Cut them in such a way that the grain will wrap around the tray.

Step 2: Splines

Used a jig on the table saw to cut spline slots in the corners.

Step 3: Sanded

and ready for finish.

Step 4: Finished

A few coats of vinyl sealer sprayed on. Sanding with 320 in between. Thanks for looking y'all.

Comments

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StellaG4 (author)2016-04-24

Hi Tim,

Are you selling the tray?

Thank you,

SG

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00rag (author)2015-06-16

That is absolutely beautiful. I am thinking of making these as part of a gift to the gentlemen in my wedding party. How big did you make the tray? And if you had to make it again would you change any dimensions?

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TimBTodd (author)00rag2015-06-17

Thank you. I think it's something like 7x20, but I can't remember at the moment. I just measured my wallet, and added about a half inch each way and just used that as the interior dimension for each section.

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Rachael K (author)2014-12-30

Great design! The contrast is such a nice detail.

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mduncan6 (author)2014-12-27

Looking good!

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luigi.colussi.54 (author)2014-12-21

very good !!!!!!!!!!!!

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mjdinsmore (author)2014-12-19

Very nice. I think I'd just make some dados and put in dividers rather than use one think piece and remove all the wood. Nonetheless, the finished product is very elegant - old the inlay and splines!

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TimBTodd (author)mjdinsmore2014-12-19

Thanks. The reason I did it it that way was because I wanted the inside edges round like a bowl to make it easier to grab stuff like coins and what not. Plus I just like the way it looks.

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ringai (author)2014-12-18

That's very nice. I like the contrasts.

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IanV2 (author)2014-12-18

Very beautiful. Interesting you chose to make the base and dividers from a single billet - I wouldn't have thought of that, but it's a very clever and aesthetically pleasing approach. Thanks for sharing.

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jjdebenedictis (author)2014-12-17

It's beautiful! The lighter accents of the splines are so classy-looking.

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