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Folding "Roubo" Trivet

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Project by DBB posted 02-16-2013 04:48 PM 4951 views 78 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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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#1 posted 02-16-2013 05:17 PM

good job, well done

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#2 posted 02-16-2013 05:27 PM

Great work. Thanks for the link to the podcast.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 02-16-2013 05:46 PM

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 02-16-2013 06:03 PM

Cool design and a nice build.

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#5 posted 02-16-2013 06:32 PM

Trick trivet !

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

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#6 posted 02-16-2013 08:45 PM

Great project

-- Norman

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#7 posted 02-16-2013 10:35 PM

Clever!!

Nice work.

Lee

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#8 posted 02-16-2013 10:42 PM

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

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 12:40 AM

Nice job, cool little project.

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

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#10 posted 02-17-2013 01:09 AM

Really nice and cool to boot!

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#11 posted 02-17-2013 02:12 AM

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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#12 posted 02-17-2013 03:01 AM

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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#13 posted 02-17-2013 01:49 PM

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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#14 posted 02-17-2013 01:58 PM

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 02-18-2013 05:32 PM

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

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