Lattice Trivets

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Project by Woodminer posted 09-05-2007 06:19 AM 2391 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are made from African Mahogany and are about 7.5” in diameter, 11/16” thick. Finished with teak oil so as to be usable and washable.

The trivets came out of the ether. I’ve been wanting to do this for a LONG time. I’ve done routed/dadoed trivets in the past, with all straight lines. They’re nice, but I wanted to do something a little higher up on the skill ladder. This would be that. Inspiration was actually from a David Springett book, Woodturning Wizardry. David makes hollow spheres that are something under 3” in diameter. He uses a donut chuck (and provides plans for it!!) to cut circles inside the spheres and then smaller circles on the outside. He calls the result lattice
pomanders. There’s a picture of one on the cover of the OLD edition of the book (view it at\51909#reader-link).

I used a dado set for the grooves, but one could easily use a router. Details available on a PDF if anyone is interested.

-- Dean, Missouri

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-05-2007 03:03 PM

Looks like a fun project.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-05-2007 05:19 PM

Nice work!

I’d like to make some of these for my wife, but will have to go with the straight ones, since I don’t have a lathe. Thanks for the idea!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 09-05-2007 08:04 PM

If you’re inventive with your router, you could probably do some circles, too. Little trickier, but I think it would be possible, Tom.

-- Dean, Missouri

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#4 posted 09-05-2007 11:45 PM

Very nice

-- Marge, Colorado

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#5 posted 09-06-2007 07:24 AM

Very creative – I might have to try one on my Carvewright.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 09-06-2007 11:00 AM

Very pretty work! Thanks for posting this :).

-- Robb

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