|Project by Lazyman||posted 01-21-2015 05:45 PM||6187 views||111 times favorited||27 comments|
Several jocks have posted trivets of this design and I really love the way it works. Very easy to make. You basically cut 12 pieces to exactly the same dimensions. These were 6” long and 1” wide but you can vary the size to make a trivet of any size you want. The ends are cut at 60 degree angle. Carefully glue them together to ensure that the angles are precise—probably the most difficult part. I over-sanded one of the pieces and created a little bit of a gap. The 3rd photo best shows how they are glued up but I also added a SketchUp drawing that shows the construction as well. I made this one from scraps of cherry, red oak and tulip tree (aka poplar) and simply finished with mineral oil. This was made with standard 3/4” thick lumber but I think that the next time I would cut to 1/2” or even 3/8” thickness so it doesn’t look so heavy. I decided to round-over the edges to lighten the look a little. These make great gifts and you can put one together in an afternoon and is a great way to use up some thin scraps.
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