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Folding "Roubo" Trivet

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Made 8 of these for Christmas gifts from white oak scraps left over from building the fly rod cabinet. Finished with just some mineral oil so will be less likely to burn if something hot is put on them. Idea came from Matt’s Basement podcast ( http://mattsbasementworkshop.com/spoken-wood-podcast-no-193/ ).





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jakopo

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#1 posted 558 days ago

good job, well done

-- --Jakopo--

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#2 posted 558 days ago

Great work. Thanks for the link to the podcast.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 558 days ago

Great looking trivet. I really like the compact design. Thank you for the link.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 558 days ago

Cool design and a nice build.

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#5 posted 558 days ago

Trick trivet !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 558 days ago

Great project

-- Norman

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 558 days ago

Clever!!

Nice work.

Lee

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felkadelic

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#8 posted 558 days ago

This is great. Added this to my favorites as an idea for Christmas presents this upcoming year.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 558 days ago

Nice job, cool little project.

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

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RogerInColorado

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#10 posted 557 days ago

Really nice and cool to boot!

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#11 posted 557 days ago

Nice job. I remember Roy doing that joint, but it was a pliers not a trivet. Good idea.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Bruce Taylor

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#12 posted 557 days ago

I’ve been looking for a fold-up thingy like this to keep my laptop (I have an older HP with a flush bottom) up off the desk for cooling when in use. Something that would go in the bag when not needed. This is brilliant!

-- Captain Bruce, Washington State

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boomfiziks

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#13 posted 557 days ago

In Dover, Ohio, there is a place called Warther's museum. Mooney Warther was a self taught carver that became famous for his hand carved trains out of ebony and ivory and his wooden pliers made from a single piece of wood (just like the trivet). He’s also famous for a tree of pliers, a single block of wood that unfolds into his tree.

Here are a few links to some photos from his museum:

Plier tree: http://photos.nondot.org/2001-10-03-Ohio-Trip/2001-10-10%20-%20warther's%20carving%20museum/full/80%20-%20Plier%20Tree.jpg

Hand carved ebony and ivory train: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/WartherGNf.JPG

Ivory train: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/images/WartherEmpR.JPG

Wooden plier: http://engraversnotebook.blogspot.com/2012/06/warther-pliers.html

Another Warther website: http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/warther.htm

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Brandon

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#14 posted 557 days ago

Great design! It has a lot of dignity and grace to it.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#15 posted 556 days ago

Like the sleek and compact look. Great idea on a trivet and a great gift idea as well.

—www.sawblade.com

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