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The Rockler Trivet Router Jig

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 10-10-2018 03:54 AM 834 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So as of late I have been playing around with the idea of selling and shipping products on my site, but in the past I was really hesitant because of the costs associated with shipping and trying to determine how much to charge for said projects.

That was until I came across a show on YouTube about making and batching out certain projects for sale with minimal cost and time constraints. So that is how I came up with making Trivets because of a couple of reasons.

- Small (Low shipping weight)
- Can be made with a variety of woods
- Can batch 10 or so in a day (without applying finish)
- I already had an Etsy shop to sell from

To help move production time I realized I needed a jig to help with that and I found this design online and it was a fun little project to make and the its so easy, its basically a circle cutting jig attached to a base, with fence to square off the trivet and the use of spacer strips to aid in laying out the grooves equal distance from each other

TRIVET JIG DESIGN

I would love to take credit for this jig but unfortunately it wasn’t me, I came across this jig online at www.rocker.com , the jig’s concept is really easy to comprehend. It’s basically a trammel on a base, the base has 2 fences that hold the trivet blank and you adjust where the slots are cut with spacer blocks. Ill explain in more detail in a later part in this blog.

So with a prototype trivet to start with and the jig to help move production along smoothly I am going to source some wood maybe ash or red oak and start making these for the shop and perhaps even make some for my relatives. I did make a small blog on how to make the jig and you can find it here

As always thanks for all the help, you know who you are and a special thanks to fellow LJ ClaudF for dealing with my countless questions, thanks buddy

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”





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#1 posted 10-10-2018 10:55 AM

Neat little jig. Nice work.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 10-10-2018 12:51 PM

I’ve always liked trivets of that style. Since they can be cranked out quickly with this jig, I would think they could be profitable, especially at craft fairs. It would be a good way to use up shorts as well. I could also see making some smaller ones, using a smaller bit of course, as coasters. One of my first woodworking experiments nearly 30 years ago was a similar design that, if I remember correctly, was inspired by an article in Woodsmith magazine.

-- 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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#3 posted 10-10-2018 01:13 PM



Neat little jig. Nice work.

- ChrisK


Thanks Chris

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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#4 posted 10-10-2018 01:15 PM



I ve always liked trivets of that style. Since they can be cranked out quickly with this jig, I would think they could be profitable, especially at craft fairs. It would be a good way to use up shorts as well. I could also see making some smaller ones, using a smaller bit of course, as coasters. One of my first woodworking experiments nearly 30 years ago was a similar design that, if I remember correctly, was inspired by an article in Woodsmith magazine.

- Lazyman

Thanks Lazyman the possibilities are endless I am actually thinking of making 1 or 2 more trammels for smaller items and still use the same jig

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#5 posted 10-10-2018 02:29 PM



Neat little jig. Nice work.

- ChrisK


Thanks Chris

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#6 posted 10-10-2018 03:40 PM

Ed, thanks for the project, link and blog. Very useful!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#7 posted 10-10-2018 05:54 PM



Ed, thanks for the project, link and blog. Very useful!

- torus


No problem i am actually making my own plans that will be available available on my website tomorrow .. they will be free

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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