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These seem to be the project du jour lately. So not to be left out….

Made these from a link posted here- thanks “luv2learn”. Some Maple and Walnut scraps. A couple of the ends are different due to production line engineering changes. Finished with mineral oil. Had a little difficulty getting some of them to open completely. Made the angled cuts on the “center side” of the lines. That seemed to have made them a little tight. Had to file/sand a little until they spread as shown. Also realized my scroll saw skills, for cutting straight lines, need some serious work.

Comments and suggestions always welcome!

Thanks for looking!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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Napaman

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#1 posted 521 days ago

cool…but what is a trivet?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 521 days ago

Looks like a few of the Lumberjocks have caught “Luv2learn’s” folding trivet bug!
These look super nice!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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cosmicturner

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#3 posted 521 days ago

They are very nice Lew they will keep your table safe, they look great and nice use of scrap wood…

-- Cosmicturner

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 520 days ago

Nice job lew.
Those came out really nice looking.

-- Having fun...Eric

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 520 days ago

A trivet is a thing you place under a hot pot between pot and table top. I like these ones here, but don’t know how you do it yet. Is this like the new cutting board right of passage here? Trivets?

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Roger

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#6 posted 520 days ago

Nicely done Lew. I think they look gr8!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 520 days ago

Nice work, Lew!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 520 days ago

Pretty cool, Lew, looks like something I might want to do in La Conner. Guess I’ll have to check out the technique.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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woodsmithshop

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#9 posted 520 days ago

Lew, I know what you mean about cutting a straight line with the scroll saw, I had trouble too, but they worked out ok.
good looking trivets.

Calgarygeoff, yes I think the cutting boards are the initiation rites for making trivets. lol

-- Smitty!!!

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 520 days ago

Lew, these look great. I am glad I wasn’t the only one that experienced similar problems to yours when making mine :). I think the beauty of these is the space savings feature.

The Roubo style joint can be adapted to all sorts of folding projects like chairs, TV trays, cell phone and notebook holders, real books, etc. Let your imagination wander :).

-- 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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lew

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#11 posted 520 days ago

Matt- Thanks! They are what Geoff said.

Tony- Thanks!

Cosmic..- Thanks!

Eric- Thanks!

Geoff- Thanks! See Luv2learn’s posts.

Roger- Thanks!

CJ- Thanks!

Jim- Thanks! I’m sure Sherrie will fins a use for them- how about a big one for pizza nite!

Smitty- Thanks! And thanks for the scroll saw tip!

luv2learn- Thanks! And thanks for the post. I really had fun making these!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mmh

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#12 posted 519 days ago

Very clever! I love the design!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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lew

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#13 posted 519 days ago

Thanks, Meilie!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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mafe

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#14 posted 507 days ago

Super nice.
I think I will have to make some one day.
Lovely!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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lew

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#15 posted 507 days ago

Thanks, Mads!!
I am certain yours will be far superior than mine!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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