I recently bought a glass cake dome, it need a base to sit on, so I made a timber base for it to sit on for cakes/muffins/donuts, etc.
I bought a a timber plank from Bunnings to cut and router to fit the glass dome. I could have used Tasmanian oak timber, and glued up to the size required, however with the current price of timber, I decided to purchase pre glued timber board which was close enough to Tas Oak, just a lot cheaper.
Material, Specrite FJ GLULAM, 1000x405X18mm
To cut the circle I cut a 3mm piece of mdf timber and used double side tape joined to the 18mm board.
I marked the diameter of the size required , then cut access on my mitre saw.
Using a circle cutting template with a plunge trimmer and a 6.5 router bit I cut the perimeter of the board.
When the perimeter was cut, I readjusted the template to cut the groove on the timber for the glass dome to set in.
Router circle cutting template.
Test fit dome , before removing the 3 mm mdf board, the board was used so I did mark the center of the base board.
Mdf board removed.
Three coats of satin varnish.
Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful project and showing us the clear varnish you used to seal the timber. That circular jig you've built for yourself never fails to impress. I'm so glad you've had a chance to build this project and hope everything is going well. Would it be possible for you to tell us the technique you used to find the centre of the board? Did you purchase the cake dome from a shop or did you happen to chance upon it at the market?
We look forward to seeing your next creation.
Thank you @EricL
I start with a square base, then just marked the lines from corner to corner,
I bought the glass dome from Harris Scarf.
Hopefully more projects to come 🤞
What a sweet project you have created! I am sure your friends and family will be seeking what goodies are inside when they visit.