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Bubinga cake tray for my wedding (5ft long)

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Project by ww_bcn posted 11-19-2014 07:53 AM 1861 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ’s!

I want to share with you one of the most complex projects I’ve made in the past year. This October I’ve married my wife. For the wedding cake we planned to offer to our guests a long swiss roll (about 5 feet long). So we needed a tray that fitted to our propose. So I came with the idea to make a wooden tray with a nice piece of wood, and she accepted ;D.

The Bubinga is quite hard and strong spices, widely used decorative purposes, used to for music instruments, its resistant to wood parasites and fungi, and also suitable as a food-safe wood. So, after picking up in the lumber store a 5.5ft bubinga rough board, I first needed to true up all 6 faces before I start shaping and adding the details. I’ve the handicap of no having an electric jointer or planer; so I’ve spend a lot of time planing down one of the faces by hand this hard wood.
If you like the project I invite you to watch the following video where I show you step-by-step all the creation proces, from a rough timber to get the finished tray. Hope you like it.

Thanks for watching and for the comments.

Regards.





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stefang

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 11:03 AM

Very nicely done, beautiful too. Congratulations!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 02:21 PM

Very cool. Bubinga is a great looking choice. I didn’t know it was a good food safe wood though…I’ll have to keep that in mind!

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 03:47 PM

Fantastic project and Congratulations on the wedding!

-- just rjR

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ww_bcn

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#4 posted 11-19-2014 07:43 PM

Thanks for your comments guys. I really appreciate it.


Very cool. Bubinga is a great looking choice. I didn t know it was a good food safe wood though…I ll have to keep that in mind!

- jkn09

At least is what the lumber shop boss told me (about 70 yo, and all his life selling tropical wood). I think it’s pretty reliable.

Regards.

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 01:17 AM

Great looking wedding cake tray! And congratulations on your nuptials

-- Dean

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 01:57 AM

Wow! Major congratulations! Think about all the weddings that will be commemorated with that very cake tray. You have just started an incredible family tradition. Well done.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 02:10 AM

Nice tray and a great choice of wood. The video was well done. Time lapse is great to watch on a work night.

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#8 posted 11-20-2014 04:46 AM

Congrats! That is really cool and I really enjoy the video’s that you post with your projects. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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ww_bcn

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#9 posted 11-20-2014 06:53 AM

Agradezco el interés que vosotros mostráis en mis proyectos / videos. Nunca pensé que tuvieran tan buena acogida. Seguiré posteando it!


You have just started an incredible family tradition.

- MarkTheFiddler

My wife told me to thank you for this great idea ;).

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#10 posted 11-20-2014 08:05 AM

Loved to see the wood come alive with the application of the mineral oil! The ink transfer may be just what I was looking for on a current project. How durable is it on a food use item, ww? Is there a particular type of ink used, food safe? Do you have a picture with the swiss roll on the tray? Thank you for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- God bless, Candy

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ww_bcn

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#11 posted 11-20-2014 08:34 AM



Loved to see the wood come alive with the application of the mineral oil! The ink transfer may be just what I was looking for on a current project. How durable is it on a food use item, ww? Is there a particular type of ink used, food safe? Do you have a picture with the swiss roll on the tray? Thank you for sharing and welcome to Lumberjocks!

- CFrye

I guess if you don’t treat badly the surface it will last long. I ignore if exist a food safe ink. I normally use plotter ink. We don’t have a concern about the safe of the ink due of the small amount of it on the tray. Besides, the ink are in the margins of the tray so don’t contact with the food. Evenly, I don’t think that a small amount of ink would be toxic.

Here you have the pic:

http://i.imgur.com/jggKzWo.jpg

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#12 posted 11-20-2014 10:42 AM

Great pic, Thanks! I laughed when I saw the ruler. Measurements in decimeters?

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 11-20-2014 11:44 AM

Vary nice Project. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for sharing!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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ww_bcn

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#14 posted 11-20-2014 03:01 PM



Great pic, Thanks! I laughed when I saw the ruler. Measurements in decimeters?

- CFrye

Hehehe, the ruler was made by a friend of my wife and was a surprise for us (he said he bring “something for the cake”). It’s made from foam and wood veneer. Measurements aren’t at scale.


Vary nice Project. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for sharing!

- Rick

Thank you for your comment!

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#15 posted 11-20-2014 03:26 PM

That is beautiful and quite a conversation piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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