A standing problem

June 28, 2010

For those who have been talking to us about the wedding, they are probably aware that we are working on a couple of custom projects for the wedding. My primary, and mostly only project for the wedding is custom cake stands. We loved the idea of a cake on every table, with lots of variety, but the cost of “real” cake stands was outrageous. So I volunteered to build them myself. After many months of careful planning, I now have stacks of parts.

Legs galore.  Too bad there are another 20 not in the picture.

And tops as far as the eye can see

Making those complex curves in the legs required some engineering. Fortunately I like that.  I’ve got one jig for the outside curves, and another for the bottom profile.  These made the cutting of the profile go so quickly that I was sanding before I knew it.  Now to engineer a better way to sand…

All in all this has been quite the interesting project.  Hopefully I will get it done before the wedding.

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