Trays #3: Titanic Serving Trays The Odd couple

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by robscastle posted 03-25-2014 02:21 AM 1456 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Titanic Serving Trays Ends raw work completed Part 3 of Trays series Part 4: Titanic Serving Trays Base work »

In the preparation of the end pieces I ended up with timber which I could not match up.
So I put them aside for the time being and selected two other pieces.

Well as I was setting up my band saw to cut the end stock I used a short piece of scrap to do test runs.

This is them in the middle of the photo.

I then selected one of the Odd rejects to do a “real” test

The bandsaw cut quite well and this is the result I ended up with!

I was very taken back with the effect to say the least!

As it looked like severe ocean waves I rearranged the pieces to see if I could use them as a tray base feature

In the process I saw some thing really spooky.

It looked like the images of a face deep with in the Atlantic ocean!

This I have gotta use without a doubt

How weird eh almost discarded it as un matchable !!

The wonders of working with timber !!

-- Regards Robert

4 comments so far

View Handtooler's profile


1553 posts in 2126 days

#1 posted 03-25-2014 03:05 AM

Quite interesting! Keep fooling around and you’ll never imagine what your lumber holds in store. As Shipwitght said, “This veneer just leaped out at me with a picture telling me what to do with it. What do you see?”

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

View shipwright's profile


7980 posts in 2792 days

#2 posted 03-25-2014 04:13 AM

Very interesting Rob. I find that if you don’t see anything in the grain of a piece of wood, look again tomorrow. There is always something in there. Just that sometimes you don’t see it right off. Took me a while to see the face you were talking about and then as I stared it just sort of loomed up at me.

You are right …... Spooky.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

View Roger's profile


20928 posts in 2798 days

#3 posted 03-25-2014 11:22 PM

Man those are super nice book matches of beauty

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

View Mean_Dean's profile


6477 posts in 3142 days

#4 posted 03-27-2014 12:32 AM

Beautiful bookmatches! And to think these were the test pieces!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics