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Project by billculpepper posted 02-10-2011 01:27 AM 2658 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 12 year old daughter milled (in the kitchen) this severely spalted (with chocolate) yellow(cake)heart blank. It is about 4.5”x4.5”x18”.

The “spalting” is eerily reminiscent of chocolate icing mixed with white icing, and occurred with the help of my 3 youngest “lumberbakers”, who last week watched many episodes of “cake boss” on netflix while snowed in from school.

The saw blade appears to be a 24 tooth “creamy white” and the Kerf (see measurement photo) is a little hefty at 1/4”, hence the sawdust (DC is not hooked up yet to this machine, although voracious sucking/inhaling sounds were heard shortly after it was revealed).

I can’t take credit. The concept for this piece was by my wife, milling was my 12 year old daughter, and spalting was done by all 3 lumberkids (photo3).

Best lumber I have ever tasted…

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#1 posted 02-10-2011 01:30 AM

What a loving family you have. Does that have SawStop Technology in it?

-- Matt -

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#2 posted 02-10-2011 01:38 AM

Happy birthday…that is one awesome cake!

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#3 posted 02-10-2011 01:44 AM

Lets eat some wood chips lol
happy BD

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#4 posted 02-10-2011 01:48 AM

Happy Birthday, and a nice looking cake.

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#5 posted 02-10-2011 02:03 AM

happy birthday, now we woood like to see what you will build out of this beautyfull piece of wood….LOL
your fammely realy do know how to sharpen a blade…..respect

take care

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#6 posted 02-10-2011 02:06 AM

Looks like that project was a “piece of cake” to build.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#7 posted 02-10-2011 02:11 AM

That is the most delicious piece of wood I’ve ever seen. Happy birthday!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#8 posted 02-10-2011 02:27 AM

the borer wouldn’t have a chance with this one :) he’d be beaten to the punch hands down.
looks delish’ you have a cleaver 12 year old

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 02-10-2011 02:37 AM

Bet it taste better than real wood! Happy birthday!

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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#10 posted 02-10-2011 02:47 AM

Looks like the chips don’t fall far form the tree.
Happy Birthday

-- polecat, south alabama

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#11 posted 02-10-2011 02:48 AM

Just plain COOL!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#12 posted 02-10-2011 03:08 AM

Happy birthday. Now I know what I want me next cake to look like lol

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#13 posted 02-10-2011 04:52 AM


Happy Birthday! That’s the best-looking project on here. You’re making us hungry. That’s incredibly clever . . . and so is your description.

You made our day! Nice to see such a lovely family together.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 02-10-2011 07:00 AM

saw & dust -
mmmmmmmm yummmmmmmm

-- Theresa,

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#15 posted 02-10-2011 07:15 AM

Now that is awesome!!

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