Curly Maple Trivets

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-14-2009 10:44 PM 1630 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine gave me one piece of curly maple and I had been moving it around my shop trying to find a use for it. So I decided to make 3 unique trivets out of it . I resawed the board to 3/16 and 1/2” thick pieces. Then I mounted each 1/2” piece on a faceplate and turned a 3/16 recess in it and inserted a 3/16” thick round piece of walnut. I glued on the other part of the maple on top and mounted each one on the small faceplate and turned the trivets until the walnut showed through. Then I plugged the mounting holes with maple plugs.
Doing this fills your head with more ideas of other designs!!!!!!

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

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 10:58 PM

i like your trivets very much. very good idea. i may borrow your idea with your ok.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 11:16 PM

A very unique idea, they turned out very nice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 11:34 PM

they are lovely !!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 12-15-2009 04:02 AM

Hey Jerryw. go for it. Let me know if you need any morer info on how I did them.


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

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#5 posted 12-15-2009 07:51 AM

Fantastic idea! Have done glue ups but nothing I intentionally cut through.haha Great turnings. Everyone need a trivet or 2 around.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 06:40 AM

jim you could use turners tape to hold the pieces on to a hardwood disc mounted on the headstock. would save plugging the holes

-- wiser1934, new york

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