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Project by Betsy posted 02-20-2013 02:41 AM 2276 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a few projects that I’ve been working on. I’d say I’m back to making some good sawdust. I’m enjoying myself but have found out how much I’ve forgotten. Having fun relearning.

All the boards and trivets are walnut, maple and cherry and with the exception of the trivets are finished with mineral oil. The trivets were finished with BLO. The key chains are a little bit of everything and finished with CA glue.

The zigzag pattern is a first for me and it was fun playing with it. The trivets were more fun as I had to build a jig and anytime you have to build a jig means you really are woodworking!

Thanks for looking.


-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 02:55 AM

Nicely done pieces. Really like pic #2 board and the trivets. Unique and eye-catching for sure. Aint it fun re-learnin’?

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

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#2 posted 02-20-2013 03:10 AM


I really like picture #2 also, but all of your boards/trivets are very nice.

I made a few trivets like yours (a year ago but never posted them because this dial-up is too slow), but I only used a jig for the round one that I made. The others I did parallel with the sides and routed through the ends so I was able to just line them up on the fence. Yours is a much nicer design and sturdier as well. Thanks for sharing.


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#3 posted 02-20-2013 03:10 AM

Nice variety… have fun and play safe.

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#4 posted 02-20-2013 04:06 AM

So nice to see you posting again, Betsy!

I really like the board in pic #2!!

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 04:15 AM

A lot of good looking woodworking, I also really like # 2 picture, keep the projects coming.

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#6 posted 02-20-2013 04:31 AM

Very nice work on these pieces. Clean looking work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 02-20-2013 07:20 AM

Well done they all look great.

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

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#8 posted 02-20-2013 06:03 PM

Thanks everyone – I’m having quite a lot of fun. :-)

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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