|Project by luv2learn||posted 02-20-2013 01:54 AM||6257 views||118 times favorited||29 comments|
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Three days ago fellow Lumberjock DBB posted a Roubo style folding trivet It was a hit with me and a lot of you also. I saw it as a great space saver in an already crowded kitchen. I favorited his post and the link he referenced for the idea.
I am not a carver, and the original plans showed the notches for the trivet to be carved. So, I took a different approach to the build hoping I could achieve similar results.
First, I ripped 1/4”x3/4”x15” strips of purple heart and oak.
Then I used double sided tape to temporarily hold three of the 15” long strips together. This is enough material to make two 7 1/2” long trivets.
Next I laid out for the notches and cut them on my scroll saw.
I then took the pieces apart, removed the double sided tape, flipped the center piece end for end and glued the three pieces together making sure I didn’t get any glue in the hinged area. Make sure your lay out lines align across the top of the tree pieces.
After the glue set, I took the piece back to my scroll saw and made the linear cuts to the notches. this freed the piece to hinge.
Be very accurate with your layout and cuts or the piece won’t open fully.
Thanks DBB for this great idea and thank you all for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green