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Adjustable Trivets

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Project by TheDane posted 09-22-2015 02:06 AM 2398 views 26 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 a craft show.

They sold well enough (@ $20 apiece), I decided to make another batch. These are all birch.

Here are the projects I based these on:

My earlier batch
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ToughCut
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Lazyman
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-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 09-22-2015 03:42 AM

Very interesting, COOL, trivets!

Good work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 09-22-2015 06:20 AM

Escher look alike. Very nice sir.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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Grant Davis

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#3 posted 09-22-2015 11:08 AM

Love these. Thanks for posting

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-22-2015 01:08 PM

Gerry, these look great and are very creative. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Albert

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#5 posted 09-22-2015 03:09 PM

I made several of these and like them a lot. One tip I found was that if you drill a 1/4 inch hole 1/2 inch deep into the side near one end of one of the sticks and after assembly insert a short dowel the result will be a trivet that does not fly apart if expanded too far. Hope I didn’t confuse the issue too much but I’ve found the result to be an improvement.

Paul

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majuvla

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#6 posted 09-22-2015 05:52 PM

I saw this project already here, but still I’m amaized with idea and how it works.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 09-22-2015 07:13 PM

Cool project and looks like you’ve got a nice branding iron to distinguish your work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Pointer

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#8 posted 09-22-2015 10:34 PM

Very cool item. Well done to you and to Toughcut and Lazyman as well.

-- Joe - - Why do those who enforce the law, rarely obey the law?

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TheDane

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#9 posted 09-22-2015 10:43 PM

One tip I found was that if you drill a 1/4 inch hole 1/2 inch deep into the side near one end of one of the sticks and after assembly insert a short dowel the result will be a trivet that does not fly apart if expanded too far. Hope I didn’t confuse the issue too much but I ve found the result to be an improvement.

No problem … good suggestion!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 09-23-2015 02:49 AM

Nice design, love the multi wood one

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Lazyman

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#11 posted 09-23-2015 03:01 PM

Looks great.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Hallecs

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#12 posted 11-19-2015 08:28 AM

Hello,

I would be forever gratefull if you could share the design, is it possible?

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TheDane

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#13 posted 11-20-2015 01:32 AM

Hello,

I would be forever gratefull if you could share the design, is it possible?

- Hallecs

There are no plans for the jigs … I just made them up on the fly.

I do have a PDF (from another LJ member) that I can send you, but I will need your email address … send me a PM.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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