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Blog entry by robscastle posted 150 days ago 740 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted to make some Serving Trays featuring the RMS Titanic.
So after doing some research I found all sorts of interesting facts, amongst them was a story regarding a body being found on the ocean floor.
Being a bit on the macabre side I decided to try and find out if it was a hoax or the likes.

Sure enough a pair of boots and a coat were found together indicating the last resting place of one of the passengers, I didn’t think much more about it and began the preparation of my trays.

I want to make a total of four.
The general concept was to look something like this.

Or even maybe,

then possibly,

Regardless the frame needed to reflect the era.

I was thinking of doing a laser or CNC router image, and asking Lazy Larry for input ( Degoose)
using the original White Star Line logo

I had heaps of suitable lengths of cherry and walnut but they were not deep enough.
So I set to work jointing them and gluing them together.

I matched them as best as possible but some pieces were unmatchable so I decided to just use them as ends only.

After the glue up was finished I band sawed them into suitable widths.

Not forgetting a cup of coffee in between!

-- Regards Robert



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David Dean

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#1 posted 150 days ago

that looks cool.

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Roger

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#2 posted 150 days ago

Those are very unique. The Titanic story will never be forgotten for sure. I was fortunate to see the 1st display of Titanic artifacts that were at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee many years ago. Seeing those and hearing the story (we each had a set of headphones that you could listen while you walked thru at your own pace), was really chilling, to say the least. The artifacts were beautiful and you could really put many pictures in your head of the terrible time line of everything that happened. Hope nobody ever has to be subject to anything like that.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 149 days ago

Interesting idea—looking forward to seeing the finished project!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 146 days ago

These trays look great Rob and the historic perspective makes them even more interesting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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