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Project by Brandon posted 973 days ago 1598 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the idea to make a trivet from ShaneA, whose trivets are much nicer than mine. I created the lines on the TS. It’s a relatively small project, but should make for a great gift. I’m looking for a little feedback on this design before building some more. I’ll probably use jatoba on the next ones. Also, any ideas what type of finish is best for a trivet? This one is finished with mineral oil.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 973 days ago

I really like the design Brandon, I say go thru the scrap bin get some crazy wood combos and make up a batch. Hopefully there will be some feedback on a suitable finish. What size are they? The fact that you can make them on the table saw is a real plus. I can see making some of these for next yr to give to the people who dont get one this yr. Very cool.

I tried to comment via my phone, but I kept getting an application error, drove me to get the laptop out.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 973 days ago

A unique trivet nice work.

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Brandon

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#3 posted 973 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, Shane. The trivet is 5 1/2” squared. It was made entirely on the TS—lots of repetitive cuts, but hey, it’s an xmas present, I’m not supposed to enjoy making it. :-)

Oh and the application error was probably my fault. I had to post the project twice and delete the first one.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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ShaneA

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#4 posted 973 days ago

I think 5 1/2” is about prefect in size, I think mine came out too big. They are nothing but repetitive. The ones I made took 14 passes with the router. The first couple I tried, I made a mistake miscounting the spacers, or with blowout about 10 cuts in. I was not a happy camper. So I feel your pain on the repeating of the cuts. However, they dont take a lot of wood, and I am sure people will like them.

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Betsy

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#5 posted 973 days ago

I think 5 1/2” are pretty much right. You might need a few bigger ones for larger dishes – rectangular ones say for meat dishes, etc. But for everyday I think your size is right.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Don W

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#6 posted 973 days ago

Nice work Brandon. I think you guys just like to use the word “trivet”.

I like your design. I like the square look.

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Brandon

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#7 posted 973 days ago

Thanks Betsy. I hadn’t thought about making bigger trivets.

Don, I love using the word trivet. I had to look it up to make sure it wasn’t pronounced trivay like it’s french or something.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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rance

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#8 posted 972 days ago

Nice design and nice work. Favorited.

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ScotttheSurveyor

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#9 posted 972 days ago

looks pretty good. How far apart are the cuts? Are they proportional to the square?

-- Angular error is proportionate to the distance run

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Mauricio

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#10 posted 972 days ago

Very nice Brandon!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Brandon

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#11 posted 972 days ago

Scott, the squares are in fact 1” square. The “cuts” are every 1in. There are five squares in a row/column, and an 1/8 cut separates them. That adds up 5 1/2” for the width and height (give or take a little).

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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