Making an heirloom serving tray with the X-Carve from Inventables

By February 8, 2020CNC, DIY, How-To, Software
Neo7CNC - Tray Top

I created this serving tray after seeing my parents use an old one at our last family reunion. The tray had a similar hole pattern with about 6 pegs that could be positioned to keep a dish from sliding around while it’s being carried or transported, especially if it was right out of the oven. My mom had found it at a thrift store and thought it was interesting. My father made me a blank of Black Walnut and Maple to use as the base of the tray. Thankfully, I didn’t mess it up. I think the tray turned out beautifully. The X-carve did a fantastic job!

Affiliate links to the items used in this project: (Thanks for your support!)

X-Carve CNC Machine – https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve?ref=Neo7CNC

Easel Design Software – https://www.inventables.com/technologies/easel?ref=Neo7CNC

Dewalt Cordless 20v Brushless Palm Router (bare tool) – https://amzn.to/2R3W83n

Corded Dewalt Palm Router (if you don’t have the 20v Dewalt batteries) – https://amzn.to/2q2sssg

Bosch 1/8 Round-over Bit – https://amzn.to/2rCdB83

Bosch Flush Cut Trim Bit – https://amzn.to/2OpT7IQ

Watco Danish Oil Finish – https://amzn.to/2ruzN46

Fusion360 Design Files

Tray Handle – https://a360.co/2DtPV8x

Tray Base – https://a360.co/2OqIV2x

Dowels used were 5/16 inch size

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David Burrell

About David Burrell

David Burrell is a husband, father of 3, lifelong inventor, designer and creator. Besides being a CNC enthusiast and maker, he also invented the LoopAlien and patented QuickIT cord attachment devices that were successfully launched on Kickstarter.