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Project by Don posted 2757 days ago 1856 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trivets come in many different shapes and sizes. I made about a dozen of these for gifts one Christmas.

The plans for these cooling racks were originally published in Volume 15, Issue 5 of The Woodworker’s Journal. What appealed to me is that the construction technique requires multiple copies be produced. So I set up a mini production line and made five copies.

The rails are joined to the feet by means of a dovetail slot as shown in the close-up. The five cooling racks required 3 hours in the shop and about $10.00 worth of pine.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 2757 days ago

Neat project, did you rout all the dovetails first, then rip the strips ?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#2 posted 2756 days ago

Yes.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#3 posted 2368 days ago

Do the dowels alone do the work, or are they covering screws?

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/

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rikkor

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#4 posted 2368 days ago

Ah, the pins first, tails first controversy swirls! Nice trivets, no doubt well received as gifts.

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Don

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#5 posted 2368 days ago

Dowels only – plus glue!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#7 posted 2285 days ago

I’m just wondering if the wood discolors if you use a truly hot pot on these? I really love the idea and was thinking about making some from some scrap walnut. Just wondering if they are ornamental, functional, or both. Thanks!

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Don

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#8 posted 2285 days ago

Hokie, I gave most of these away, so only have the one I kept for myself to go by. Although we don’t use ‘hot-pots’ in our cuisine, my my has occasionally place hot casseroles onto this trivit and I have not noticed any discoloration.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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