Textured Catch Tray

Project By: rexwoodworking

catchtray catchall catch tray quick easy onebit walnut texture beginner starter

Classic catch tray with a twist. Leftover toolpath texture leaves a great surface for quickly grabbing items.

Design Info



    Notes from the author about this project.

    Simple catch tray with added texture generated by wide toolpath stepovers. The texture at the bottom provides a nice surface for picking up objects that would otherwise lay flat. (eg: picking up playing cards on a flat slippery table)

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    This project is awesome! Did you use a ballnose endmill to create the textures or was it square?

    Thanks! I used a ballnose endmill to create the texture effect made possible by a chunky stepover. A light pass with some 80 grit sandpaper over the ridges knocks down any "sharp" edges.


    Nice project, I've made something similar. That looks like a large ball nose mill, what size was it? CutRocket doesn't currently include that information, showing "generic cutter" for a lot of stuff that isn't a preset tool.

    Thanks for asking! I should have included that info... It's a 3/4" ballnose bit (1/4" shank). I actually just used a cheap one (not carbide tipped) from a local hardware store.


    Cool. I'm reticent to buy anything but carbide at the moment, but I really should just buy a cheap router bit set from my local timber merchant. They're pretty reasonably priced in a nice case, so what's the harm?

    Awesome Project! In a bit of a time crunch for Father's Day, I picked up a cutting board from Ikea and ran this tool path. I changed the tool to the standard issue 1/4 end mill that came with my Shapeoko3. An additional box around the outside with a radius on the corners allowed for all cuts to be made on the cnc. Thanks again for posting this project!

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