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Trivets, first try

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Project by tkroupa posted 01-15-2014 06:51 PM 568 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first try at trivets, I saw some on this site that last few weeks and I am still trying to use some of my small pieces of scrap wood. They turned out ok, they are going to wife to take to an after Christmas lunch for work where everyone brings a gift of $5 or less. She is going to take both of them. I used a straight router bit to router the outline of the State of Idaho after I printed out a map and used a sharpie to trace the outline on the wood. The finish is 2 coats of Tung oil. First time finishing with that, so far it looks ok.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972





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#1 posted 01-15-2014 11:29 PM

They look good. Should be a hit at the gift swap!

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 12:51 AM

Nice work. I’m sure the gift was well appreciated.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 01:44 AM

Nice. I don’t see a star on Meridan.
Cheers

-- Glen

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 03:13 AM

Fellow Idahoan here! Boise.

Nice work. You did the routing free hand or with a template?

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#5 posted 01-16-2014 02:44 PM

It was free hand routing, just went slow. It is not perfect but not bad for the first set of these.
Yes a fellow Idahoan, I have lived in Meridian since 1991, and plan on retiring here maybe the end of this year and go do something else, I will be 50.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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#6 posted 01-16-2014 10:59 PM

Maybe next time you could make a larger board, cut out in the shape of your state. I made a Texas cutting board for my niece when she got married. After she opened it, all the relatives in Texas wanted one!

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 02:53 PM

Joe, I thought about the state cut out, but I wasn’t sure if the panhandle part of the state would be too narrow and the pan would not be steady on that part. I will try another one a little bigger and cut it out and see how it goes. i still have lots of scrap wood. What do you finish these with, not very experienced in that part of wood projects yet.
Thanks for the comment.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 08:32 PM

Cool idea. We will have to get together and shop talk sometime, I’m in Nampa.

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#9 posted 01-20-2014 02:51 PM

This is very cool. I like the simplicity….makes me want to build a set. Nicely done.

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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