I had a cherry tray that I had rough turned three years ago. It was ready for its final turning. It had a crack in it and was very warped from the drying process. Fruit wood like cherry tends to move a lot when it dries. I cut the tray in half along the crack and cleaned up the two cut edges. I made an insert piece to take up the space of the crack and give the piece the width it had lost in drying. The pattern I made from the segmented pieces of the insert was equilateral triangles; an abstraction of tortilla chips. I also cut the sides of the insert at an angle to make up for the warping in the tray. I then made a center ring, with the same triangle pattern, to hold a bowl in the center for salsa. I wood turned all of this down to a chip and dip tray.
Special thanks to Carter and Son Toolworks
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