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Project by yooper posted 11-24-2010 11:58 PM 1056 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I impulse bought a piece of bloodwood with no clue what to do with it. Lately, I borrowed an idea from a LJ to make a trivet. I actually found an 8×8 tile that nicely matched the wood and our kitchen. Unfortunately, during the finishing process, I added BLO (to bring out the color) and GF Arm-R-Seal and made a sticky mess that wouldn’t dry. Advice from LJ forums told me to scrub it with naphtha a couple of times, scuff and recover with Arm-R-seal (3xs). Thankfully, it was saved. Now if only someone could save my miters – lol. Just in time for thanksgiving use.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never





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TJ65

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#1 posted 11-25-2010 03:41 AM

nice frame it certainly goes well with that tile

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#2 posted 11-25-2010 05:44 AM

nice wood is never an impulse buy…..it is a project in waiting :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 11-25-2010 07:15 AM

That looks great. The wood and the tile go well together. When i do these, I use a miter sled and stop blocks. Then I use another sled to cut miter key or spline slots in each corner and add keys for strength. As you do more, you will get better. You will be doing more when friends see this!
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 03:41 PM

Very Nice I have found that doing small stuff gives you more expierence than a big thing at much less of a cost

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