scrap bin trivet

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Project by harum posted 01-26-2014 09:28 PM 691 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Planning one step (okay, maybe quite a few steps) ahead into a not so distant future when I finish all the gluing and assembly (“the race is not to the swift” after all) I have already made this trivet to protect the surface of the new kitchen counter top to come. What makes me proud about this trivet is that it’s made entirely out of my own scrap wood. Being just a beginner sawdust maker and having not really made anything, I don’t see why I have all these scrap pieces. Tried a few new techniques in this project: spline joints, cutting (matching) miters, keyed miters, inlay, ogee edge routing, mineral oil finish. The available wood was red oak, sugar maple, red cedar and walnut; the dimensions are 9” x 9” x 3/4”. Have read here that mineral oil should be okay for trivets.

-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 09:31 PM

looks great, scrap wood seems to always make great projects, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#2 posted 01-27-2014 04:32 AM

Looks great and seems like a good learning experience and used up some of those scraps… x3…...

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 04:42 AM

Really cool looking. Nice work.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 07:10 AM

Very nice. New to woodworking are you…I would say you have a nice future ahead of you.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-27-2014 06:16 PM

Another nice variation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 01-28-2014 05:50 AM

In addition to sawdust the other most made item in my shop are scraps… So yeah, I understand where you are coming from, I got to make me some of these aswell. Very well done.

-- Measure twice, cut once, cut again for good measure.

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