Found this on the Tangarang Blog which is here
|and found this one on the design sponge http://www.designspongeonline.com/2008/05/diy-project-kates-recycled-cakestands.html|
Step 1: Pick out plates and bases. I've seen candlesticks, vases and teacups all used as bases.
tep 2: Match plates to bases, remembering that plates should sit stably on the base (with the narrow end of the base touching the plate).
Step 3: measure the diameter of the underside of the plate to determine its center. Mark the centre