‘Contemporary Serving Tray’ download video (no. 31)


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In this video Glenn shows how to make an elegant serving tray which he was commissioned to make for a restaurant.
It can be used for serving tables with drinks or morning coffee.
He shows how to select the right piece of wood from a log to ensure stability and a pleasing grain pattern.

What you will learn:
  • A tour of the lumber yard and a look at suitable logs.
  • Selecting a log and marking out for stability and beautiful grain pattern in the finished piece.
  • Processing the log with the chainsaw.
  • End sealing and air drying.
  • A tour of Glenn’s wood drying kiln.
  • Thoughts on design and function of the serving tray.
  • Tools and techniques for crisp turning and a precise finished piece.
  • How to make the surface perfectly flat.
  • Discussion on chucking methods such as recess or tenon.
  • Sanding and finishing.
  • Removing the Tenon.

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© Glenn Lucas February 2024

Coffee cups and jug by Dóirín Saurus available at The Store, Borris, Co Carlow, Ireland https://www.thestoreborris.com/

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