Trays #3: Titanic Serving Trays The Odd couple

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 03-25-2014 02:21 AM 1792 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 Rob

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#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 [email protected]

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#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 ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#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. [email protected]

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#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

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