|Project by robscastle||posted 05-28-2014 08:08 AM||1185 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
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.
-- Regards Robert