Titanic Serving Tray No 1

  • Advertise with us
Project by robscastle posted 05-28-2014 08:08 AM 1622 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 mentoring and guidance in the production of the final product and the brilliant work he did with the engraving.

Thanks Larry

-- Regards Rob

10 comments so far

View stefang's profile


17039 posts in 4113 days

#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.

View degoose's profile


7273 posts in 4134 days

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

Swish mate…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

View BobWemm's profile


2867 posts in 2705 days

#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.

View aussiedave's profile


3114 posts in 2603 days

#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....

View David Dean's profile

David Dean

608 posts in 3678 days

#5 posted 05-28-2014 12:20 PM


View Ken90712's profile


17877 posts in 3968 days

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

Well done…

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

View wiswood2's profile


1138 posts in 4475 days

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

Very nice.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

View littlecope's profile


3097 posts in 4281 days

#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.

View Mean_Dean's profile


7043 posts in 3926 days

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

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

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

View Roger's profile


21030 posts in 3583 days

#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. [email protected]

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