Dolphin Trivet

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Project by Gerben posted 12-16-2011 11:31 PM 1688 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A trivet I made for my aunt that loves dolphins. Every time I see here she’s still talking about it. I don’t think she will ever put a pan on in though.

I can’t remember the name of the wood I got for it. I know that it’s officially a hardwood, but it’s very soft and easy to saw. No splintering at all. Really ideal.

Finished it with olive-oil. Didn’t want to use varnish because of the heat of the pans that were supposed to be on it. Not sure is olive-oil was the best choice, color wise. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 12-17-2011 12:56 AM

I’m not sure about your choice in finish, but the design is cool.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 04:32 AM

Nice job, how are these made? I see them all the time but never seen them being made.

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 09:07 PM

I scaled up a very bad picture found on the internet, and traced it over using carbon-paper to transfer it to the wood. Then saw out the circle a bit rough, and made it perfectly round with a sanding disk. The bored some pilot holes, to put the sawblade through. And then the painstaking work of scroll-sawing out every hole, using a electric scroll saw. Not real hard to do, just takes some time and a bit of experience using the scrollsaw, as there are a few difficult turns in it.

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#4 posted 12-19-2011 01:05 AM

Thanks for the info!

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