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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-07-2012 04:25 AM 1811 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When Andy posted his last week, decided I have to try one. I need small items for shows. Grabbed some wood from the scrap pile. Proved why that wood was in the scrap pile. That many dado cuts on a sub par piece of wood caused smaller pieces of scrap than I originally had. Back with better pieces. It is blue pine. I used red cedar for splines. I normally use water based poly, but I had some oil based poly from some other project. I don’t care for it. I’ll used water based from now on. It’s 10×10”

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 08-07-2012 04:42 AM

blue pine sure is cool looking, here in bc you can find it in 2×4s for really cheap

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#2 posted 08-07-2012 05:46 AM

I like those splines. I dunno who andy is but it sure looks like a WWMM project :)

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 08-07-2012 05:49 AM

It is from WWMM.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-07-2012 08:53 AM

Nice work, looking good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 08-07-2012 10:13 AM

good looking trivets, i gotta try making some.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#6 posted 08-07-2012 11:40 AM

Very nice job. I like the added splines too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

#7 posted 08-07-2012 12:14 PM

Nice Monte

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#8 posted 08-07-2012 12:43 PM

I do like the looks o that Blue Pine. Very nice trivet. Like the detailed splines. Nice contrast

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 08-07-2012 02:48 PM

looks like their fun to make ,nice work Monte

-- Custom furniture

#10 posted 08-07-2012 03:32 PM

Blue pine, I love it.


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#11 posted 08-08-2012 01:27 AM

That turned out very well Monte. I hope you sprayed it. Other methods looked tough to me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 08-09-2012 02:16 AM

Nice one there Monte. I like that you included the knots. Knots are the new Black! :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 08-09-2012 07:44 AM

nice trivets I have made some as well they are fun to make . I used my table saw to make mine. Keep having fun.

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#14 posted 08-22-2012 10:24 AM

Monte, I thought that trivet looked familiar after seeing Andy’s :) Nice looking Trivet.

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