Titanic Serving Tray No 1

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Project by robscastle posted 05-28-2014 08:08 AM 1164 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I researched items from the RMS Titanic and found some artifacts showing serving trays,so I decide to make some.

I found some graphics which I thought would be suitable for the bases.

I saved some interesting graphics and when I was at LLWW I showed him what I was proposing to make.

Well Larry did some great work manilupilating the graphics and he fired up the laser.

The base is a piece of Marine ply
The sides are a selection of spalted European Walnut and cherry laminated together at the edges to obtain the height.

The original handles/sides were rectangular however after some discussion and acting on advice I decided to round over the handles.

I did a progress blog on the development of the trays if you are interested in the preparation of individual parts.

Stand by for the other two, I havent seen or collected the bases yet but the frames will be exacly the same design as Tray No1.


The tray was sanded to 800 Grit and sprayed with Cabots Cabothane Clear spray can.


It would be remis of me not to publicly thank Larry / degoose for the time taken in mentroring and guidance in the production of the final product and the brilliant work he did with the engraving.

Thanks Larry

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 05-28-2014 08:16 AM

Looks good Robert. I can visualize some nice beer tankards on it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-28-2014 08:40 AM

Swish mate…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 05-28-2014 10:47 AM

Congratulations Rob and Larry on a job done brilliantly.
A real treasure.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 05-28-2014 11:35 AM

Very nice tray Robert…you did an great job…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#6 posted 05-28-2014 12:21 PM

Well done…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 05-28-2014 04:04 PM

Very nice.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#8 posted 05-28-2014 11:25 PM

It looks genuine-issue Mates, Fine Work!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 12:14 AM

Looks great! Now you can be served breakfast in bed in style!

-- Dean

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#10 posted 05-29-2014 12:46 PM

Yes, what Mike said. Lookin good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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