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Wooden Wedding Cake Knife

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Johnathan Branson

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Johnathan Branson

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Wooden wedding cake knife. I cut mine from 1/4 stock. Make the blade and scales from different materials for good contrast. Doweling the scales is optional but gives some nice detail. Cut, glue scales on, and sharpen and shape on a sander. I use a spindle sander

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Hard Maple

Hard Maple

6" × 12" × 1/2" Hard Maple




6" × 12" × 1/2" Walnut


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I use 1/4 wood for these. I cut the blade and scales from contrasting woods. Any size end mill will work for this. I usually use a 1/4 end mill to speed it up. Once your blades and scales are cut out, use wood glue or epoxy to glue the scales to the blade. Once that dries, I dowel in my scales, but this is optional and just for looks, for some added detail. I use a belt sander and spindle sander to then shape the scales and sharpen the blade. Personalization on the blade is done on my laser, but could easily be done with a vbit before gluing everything up.