Hardwood trivets

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Project by slaphitter posted 11-18-2007 04:55 AM 3166 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This year’s Xmas package for the normal family gift list will be an assortment of kitchen items. Here is item 1 in the package: trivets. Pictured are cherry, walnut and goncalo alves. Finish is danish oil. Great way to use up short offcuts of wide stock. Trivial to make on the table saw with a dado stack. Plans easily available on the web – just do a google search. I added a bullnose edge, just for kicks. The hardest part of the project is sanding, which in this case is tedious, but not difficult.

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#1 posted 11-18-2007 05:21 AM

Great idea. I think I’ll try it. What are the dimensions?

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#2 posted 11-18-2007 05:23 AM

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#3 posted 11-18-2007 08:12 AM

I’ve made a couple of these on the router table – I never thought of using the dado set, it would be quicker. Thanks for posting the link for the instructions.

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

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#4 posted 11-18-2007 04:17 PM

Looks like a great idea. I’ve always been lookin’ for something besides pot-holders to place on the table. Think I’ll make them a bit larger though…like maybe 1’ square for those soup pots.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#5 posted 11-18-2007 05:08 PM

The biggest problem that I encountered while making mine was forgetting to do a rotate on the piece when you turned them over. I did ruin a couple when I cut the dado on both sides of the board without turning it 90 deg. It cut the piece off.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 11-18-2007 09:17 PM

Good job. They will make nice gifts.

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

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#7 posted 11-18-2007 11:17 PM

I made some trivets for gifts last year and everyone love them. Your’s look much nicer than mine. Great gifts for your family and friends.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#8 posted 11-19-2007 02:52 AM

Those are a neat idea. Good design.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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