Custom Cake Stand

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Project by wdkits1 posted 02-26-2012 02:06 PM 2566 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My middle son is getting married in March and after looking around for a stand for the wedding cake wanted to know if I could make one. Well you know me—couldn’t refuse the opportunity to make a new project so here it is. Made from Peruvian walnut the top is 16” in diameter with a 10” base and 9” tall turned pedestal. Used an Ogee bit for edge detail, sanded to 400 grit and finished with 4 coats of wipe -on poly. Fun little project

-- Mike --

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 02:42 PM

bravo …dad came to the rescue…it looks very elegant , walnut was the right choice…or mahogany would have done well also…but it looks great mike…at least this project is not spitting out ears of if you could make one where the cake comes out, i might stand in line for that…lol…..grizz

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#2 posted 02-26-2012 03:12 PM

That came out perfectly ! The Peruvian Walnut looks so rich and the Ogee profile added just enough style to the piece . Very nice pedestal turning as well. Is it doweled in place , or did you turn stubs on the ends ?
Great job , Dad : )

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#3 posted 02-26-2012 03:18 PM

Really nice cake stand, the Peruvian walnut is a great choice, good job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-26-2012 03:26 PM

a look of elegance and beauty. very nice

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#6 posted 02-26-2012 09:27 PM

Cake stand looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 01:33 AM

Great job! The edge detail is really the icing on the…well ya know…cake…! Enjoy the wedding.

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#8 posted 04-24-2012 12:05 AM

Hi Everyone
Just an update photo showing my custom cake stand in action at my Son’s Wedding. Sure was a fun time.

-- Mike --

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#9 posted 04-24-2012 12:34 AM

hi mike, it turned out to be a perfect cake holder, nothing like have something there made by his dad, its very elegant looking and adds a warm feeling to the set up there…glad it all worked out…so you have gained a daughter in law…...and maybe down the road you will have some grandchildren to have you make some wooden toys, Ive already got my start with wooden toys..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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