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Project by papermate posted 12-18-2013 11:09 PM 2034 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These trivets are made with maple, walnut and birch. Finished with butcher block oil.

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 11:27 PM

I like the design, cool project.

-- Take it apart to see how it works

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 11:51 PM

Nice design. How do you put in the Dado’s?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 12:04 AM

Very nice..I also would like to know how you made them

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 01:44 AM

Very cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-19-2013 02:04 AM

I use a plywood jig. The jig has to be the thickness of your piece. One side of my jig has bigger dado spacing for a bigger spacing on the trivet. The size of the trivet has to be square and fits in the middle of the jig but so the corners of the trivet are facing the flat sides of the plywood jig. The trivet has to be centered in the jig. I start the dado 1/4 from the diagonal of the trivet and make the first cut.(dado bade width is 3/8”) the spacing is also 3/8 and just continue on till the end. But when you start the bottom of the trivet you have to turn the trivet one quarter of a turn so the dado isn’t going in the line of the other one. I sprayed the finish on.

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#6 posted 12-19-2013 10:47 AM

Very cool, Nice jig to boot,,,,,

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

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 02:40 PM

Great looking trivets. Cool Jig!

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 04:12 PM

Now for your next challenge, make them round for different pot sizes.

Nice job.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#9 posted 12-20-2013 03:52 PM

You could probably make a jig for a round one that would work as long as after the first dado you put a strip of wood (identical dimensions to the dado and the same length as the jig) into the dado to act as a “key” so that the round wouldn’t rotate between cuts.

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#10 posted 12-22-2013 02:36 AM

Nice. Those’ll come in handy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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