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Project by mcoyfrog posted 08-07-2015 02:06 PM 1975 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Howdy all

These are my trivets that I sell on ETSY

The last pic is the original design that I started doing years ago for craft shows, just recently I decided to forgo the last dado cut down the center to give it a bit more strength and a different look. If you look close you can see I need a new set of dado blades guess I’ll get those next payday LOL.

Anyway these ones are cherry with 1/2” dado cuts perpendicular to each other on opposite sides of the wood, I’m sure you can tell they are made from one chunk of wood. I round the top edges over and do a quick sand then soak them in grape seed oil.

Let me know what ya think, and thanks for looking.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 02:11 PM

These are very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 08-07-2015 02:35 PM

Those are nice! I’ve been wanting to try a set of these, what thickness do you start out with?

-- Matt, Mississippi

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#3 posted 08-07-2015 03:34 PM

These look gr8 and would be a nice addition to any kitchen

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

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#4 posted 08-07-2015 06:08 PM

They do look good. What do you get for them?

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 08-07-2015 10:46 PM

As you may have noticed; Pirate questions!

Great jobs get them!—

Yes we will all be “borrowing” your excellent design!

Impressive and I do like the thicker center better too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 08-08-2015 02:44 AM

Nice, Dug! Leaving the center thick saves a step, leaves it stronger and really shows off the grain. Sounds like win win to me! Thanks for sharing

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 08-08-2015 04:29 AM

Nicely done .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 08-10-2015 10:05 PM

Nicely done. I Like the ones in the last photo the best.

-- Terry

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#9 posted 08-20-2015 11:02 PM

Thanks all

MBD Matt around 3/4” is the thickness whatever the last pass thru the planner that looks good at the time hee hee

Jack I’m selling them for $15.50 a pair prolly not enuff but as I get more traffic I’ll raise the price, plus if you make 20-30 at a time it really works out ok.

Ralbuck go for it thats the kewl thing about this site so many great ideas to turn and tweak to your own.

Candy yup I like this new design for all those reasons but I think getting to see more of the grain is the best for me, I’ll make some more in some other species and see what they look like

Again thanks all for the kind comments you all rock

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 08-21-2015 12:22 AM

Thanks for the response. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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