Nine Hole Trivet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-25-2015 07:25 PM 2002 views 4 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Taking this a little farther, I laid out this pattern and cut it all in one night. I did the layout with the indexing head and center drilled the locations on the front side and drilled the holes in the drill press before cutting any grooves. I had one hole drift and it shows when you look at all the locations and spacings. The one is definitely off. The drill must have not picked up the center drill mark quite centered….......ODTBJ.
That was not the only incident. The center of the 6th big ring broke loose on the last cut. I heard that funny crack and knew what it was. It was good that it did not swing the whole piece way out and break everything. You can hardly see it because I surgically glued it back in place and remade the broken bridge material with epoxy and mesquite dust.

The bottom holder is made from a piece of mesquite that was cut on a big angle and was in the burn barrel. I pulled it out and cut it with a radius in the center to match the diameter of this piece for display.

This was fun cutting with my new 1/8” grooving tool. I don’t think I’ll make any with the .075” tool. The hanging chads will be too hard to pick out!!

This trivet is mesquite and almost 3/8” thick and 5 7/8” diameter and finished with clear matte spray.

I just added 2 shots of the little bugger I turn the back circles with. It is a 1/4”-20 threaded shaft and a big support washer . It screws onto the 1”-8 spindle.
Cheers, Jim….....#500

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 06-25-2015 07:34 PM

I see a demo coming for this one. Nice job Jim

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 06-25-2015 07:37 PM

Masterfully, Jim…

-- bambi

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#3 posted 06-25-2015 07:46 PM

Nice work Jim. Looks great and useful. Nice wood too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-25-2015 08:00 PM

getting real tricky now mate :)
I think you’re going to tease a few others to have a go, you need to concentrate with this stuff Jim when turning off centre, great result

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 06-25-2015 08:21 PM

COOL as usual…

1/8” grooving tool? Have you shown it to us, yet? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 06-25-2015 08:22 PM

Awesome, Jim! Did you plan for the smaller center holes to line up with the groove from the opposite side, or was that a Bob Ross ‘Happy accident’?

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 06-25-2015 08:28 PM

very nice, cant wait for the demo

-- Joe, Ga

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#8 posted 06-25-2015 11:57 PM

You’re really getting into this Jim. Well done!
Is there an eighteen hole trivet coming or do we just turn this one over for the “back nine”?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 06-26-2015 01:23 AM

That is getting pretty complicated Jim,
Great job as usual.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 06-26-2015 02:51 AM

You’re getting very creative there Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 06-26-2015 02:58 AM

Your progression on these is fascinating Jim. I still haven’t tried a single hole one. Soon enough.
Love the stand but I instantly got a picture in my head of a 50’s microphone or a wooden fan.
Sure is a nice piece.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 06-26-2015 03:06 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I’m glad you like it. It almost wasn’t!
Hi Rick. I don’t know about the demo. I don’t think I want anyone watching me when I get into this!!

Hi Pete. You have that right. Pure concentration and NO BEER!!

Hi Joe. here is the project for the groovers:

Hi Candy. That was a plan. I cut right through the holes to start .

Hi Paul. Funny you should say that. As I was looking at it I thought that if I did not make all those big circles on the front side, I could make the same pattern on the front and the back only 30 degrees off. It should stay together. I’ll draw it out to see how the spaces look.
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 06-26-2015 09:34 AM

Wonderfull trivet. I must make jig for it, to make my wife one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 06-26-2015 09:52 AM

Very nice Jim. Amazing how you design it and take it through to the finish…...I take my hat off to you!!! That Mesquite is a beautiful Timber, Very tough I would imagine.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#15 posted 06-26-2015 10:51 AM

Thanks, Ivan and Cliff.

Hi Ivan. I can’t wait to see yours.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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