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Fish Stick Trivet w/modifications

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Blog entry by bigfish_95008 posted 12-05-2009 02:23 PM 951 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a small, quick project for Christmas presents. I saw the, I Can Do It, section of Popular Wood working – the fish stick trivet. I had to make some modifications to it – the wife thought the head was to small. I started making just a couple for family It is amazing how many of those things can be cut out of a small cut off. Counted up the trivets – 45 so far. They just kind of multiplied in the night or something. 10 have already been given away without finish – they looked a little bland. Home, in Michigan, visiting family at the moment. Talked with Dad about finish. He suggested clear Danish oil. It looks great on his floor so I am going to test it on one in Mom’s finishing room later today. Wow – her finishing room is twice as big as my shop. Of course Dad’s shop is about 10 times the space I have. I only brought 15 trivets with me. Hope I have enough for everyone. Photos soon.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh



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#1 posted 12-05-2009 05:21 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words. What part of Michigan?

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 12:57 PM

Had a great day in the shop with Dad. His recovery from the fall is progressing well. His shop – well it is going to take another good couple of days to clear away junk. A fire was going some might think a little to good as the filter cought fire, but the barn still stands. The shop is just a mess. I did find a cabinet that is sorely under utilized. It now has 2 new shelves in it and most of the blow molded boxes now have a home. The outfeed bench is clear enough that I was able to rip a big panel so that is progress. I was able to, late in the day, get some finish on one of the trivets. WOW!!!! The grain really comes alive. I have pics – now to get them out of the camera. No media reader here so have to go through the camera. Those will be posted soon. I bid you adue presently from the Flint area.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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