Expandible Trivets

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Project by ToughCut posted 12-26-2014 08:13 PM 5295 views 70 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Expandible Trivets I made for my family as Christmas gifts. I made 4 sets of these one is Black Walnut and the other is made from Hard Maple. The Maple is reclaimed wood from an old table I found for free. Was a fun project but a lot of work. Finished with rub on poly.

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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#1 posted 12-26-2014 08:24 PM

Awesome! Attractive, useful, and cool! Any chance of you posting the plans so that we can engage in the sincerest form of flattery?

-- -Tim

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#2 posted 12-26-2014 08:34 PM

Now that is awesome. I love the design and functionality. I’m sure my wife would love a few of those… seeing as the fabric ones always disappear in the washer or dryer.

-- James "Lem" Lemon - "When Life gives you lemons... you got a pretty good life!"

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#3 posted 12-26-2014 10:46 PM

How nice are they, and now my wife saw them i dunno how i gonna do because she said she liked them too. (hint)
really nice idea

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 10:49 PM

Please share instructions; they are beautiful as well as functional!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#5 posted 12-26-2014 11:48 PM

I will see what I can do for the plans, I learned how to make them by coping one my friend made.

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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#6 posted 12-27-2014 12:09 AM

Those are neat…put me on the pattern list. thanks for sharing with us

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 12-27-2014 03:44 AM

That is one of the best ideas I have seen in a long time!
Good project, thanks for sharing you work.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 12-27-2014 05:29 AM

These are really unique and functional. Great design. Put me in for 2 please.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#9 posted 12-27-2014 11:43 AM

As Artie Johnson would say “Very interesting”. I’m trying to reverse engineer these…I think I understand…that usually means I don’t have a clue. Heeheehee Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 12-27-2014 08:47 PM

Very interesting. How does it work? How about adding a series of photos to the posting to show it 1/4 expanded, 1/2 expanded, and 3/4 expanded.

Maybe the pieces before you glued them together would help us understand how it works.

Neat puzzle.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 12-27-2014 09:08 PM

The trivet just slides from small to large as seen in the photos or anywhere in-between. I have available to anyone who wants it a PDF file explaining how to make them. Just PM me and I will send it

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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#12 posted 12-28-2014 02:21 AM

They look great Don..good job and from the looks of the will be busy sending out plans. I’m sure the kids enjoyed getting something hand made from Dad as well.

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#13 posted 12-28-2014 06:31 AM

These are really cool. Put me on the plans list too!

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#14 posted 12-28-2014 01:14 PM

Wow, these are neat. Put me on the list. Thanks

-- ....9, 10. Yup, still all there.

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#15 posted 12-28-2014 01:39 PM

Very neat! Please put me on your list for plans.

Thank you

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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