|Project by TheDane||posted 02-01-2015 07:52 PM||2777 views||25 times favorited||11 comments|
LumberJocks Toughcut and Lazyman posted expandable trivet projects that caught my eye, so I decided to turn out a few to see how they would sell at an upcoming craft show.
These are made from Red Oak and Yellow Birch. I cut the segments from 1/2” stock milled to 1” wide. Each segment is 6” in length.
I followed the instructions from Toughcut and Lazyman pretty closely (thanks to both of them for providing detailed plans), but with one exception. Since these are destined for sale at a craft show, I decided to pin the glue joints with a 3/16” hardwood dowel where end-grain meets face-grain. The glue joint itself is probably strong enough, but the hardwood pin should reduce the chance of it breaking if somebody drops it.
These are fun to make, and a bit challenging!
Here are the projects I drew these from:
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"