Lately, I've been in kind of a woodworking funk, not really having any project begging to be made. At least within the context of Mere Mortals; my big ideas would require a lot of time and money to make and are on the back burner.
|John's chips & dip tray|
Facebook has opened up a new world of possibilities for ideas. I really like the informal nature of social networking that allows everyone to upload photos of projects and get feedback from lots of viewers. It's a treasure trove of woodworking ideas. Such is the case when John Henricks uploaded a picture of a chips and dip tray he was building. It had never even occurred to me to make one. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration John. It really helped me out of a rut.
To the right is John's tray, which I think is a far better design than mine. It just seems classier. He hadn't completed it yet in this picture, but you get the idea. John, send over a completed picture if you can!
Here's a video of my version. It's very simple, but I had trouble cutting the holes. It's made of 2x4 redwood studs from my neighbor's bathroom floor. And hey, if you aren't already a liker (is that what it's called?), head on over to the Mere Mortals Facebook page and "like" it for lots more great ideas!