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Project by DHS posted 464 days ago 1056 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this cherry trivet as a house-warming gift for friends. As I played with different designs I realized I could make a square trivet using eight identical lapped pieces. (Maybe this is an old idea, but it was fun to (re?)discover it.) I cut the cross laps on the router table using a miter gauge with a jig that enabled me to cut the laps in exactly the same position on each piece. I did the same with the end laps but I started the cuts on the table saw to reduce tearout. I still had some tearout on the end laps that I needed to clean up. I then wove the pieces together to make the trivet and applied glued to the outer laps. I used an oil finish.

I hope my friends can use it in their new kitchen. I just hope they don’t try to put it through their new dishwasher.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 464 days ago

Very clever idea, I’ve never seen that before either.
I’m sure that if it has been done before an LJ will know.
It would be an interesting blog/tutorial.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 464 days ago

Nice work….

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

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#3 posted 463 days ago

Very nice idea.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 460 days ago

Very nice trivets, great idea on the design. They make great gifts.

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