Expandible puzzle trivet

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Project by dgom posted 01-01-2015 05:29 PM 1962 views 15 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These trivets are made from oak on my scroll saw. One of them is a bit thicker which gives a more solid feel but also requires a bit more play to open nicely (Dremel work needed…). The scroll saw blade tends to “warp” more with thicker material with the result that the trivet only opens to one side which actually became a “hidden” feature.
They are treated with boiled linseed oil. Made two of them for Christmas presents.

Kudos for the design to

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#1 posted 01-01-2015 06:30 PM

Really a great idea. Would be fun to give as a “what is it” gift. Thanks for sharing.


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#2 posted 01-01-2015 07:17 PM

Excellent idea. I’ll have to steal that idea..

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 01-02-2015 03:51 AM

I like it. Good idea.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 01-02-2015 12:35 PM

Interesting projects you’ve made.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 01:54 PM

Neat idea and project.

What are the dimensions?

Thanks for sharing this.

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 02:11 PM

Thanks for all the comments.
@RussInMichigan: Diameter is about 15 cm (6’‘).

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