Router Table Trivets and the Jig to make them

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 12-13-2012 08:53 AM 7858 reads 28 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weeks I show how to make some decorative trivets on a router table as well as Show you how to build a jig to make them .

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 01:04 PM

Nicely timed. This/these would make gr8 “last-minute” gifts.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 03:19 PM

Thanks, great video nicely demonstrated, even I can make one of these!! LOL
Can’t wait to get started.

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 04:14 PM

Great Video and project. I am certainly putting it in my favorites for some project time.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 04:55 PM

These look like great little projects.
I have a suggestion about making them.
Place the fence on your router table to the farthest point and use 1” blocks to create auxilliary fences. So you would make the first slot, slide the aux fence out of the way, then make the second cut and so on. That way you could create your bit alignment points once, and once your router fence was locked down it should be good to go.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 05:07 PM

Cool project Laney, must try this sometime in the future.

-- Rodman

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 07:53 PM

Laney, good project and great video. Thanks for posting!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 09:52 PM

Great Project and on my “To Do” list. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#8 posted 12-14-2012 03:20 AM

Pretty cool and War Eagle!

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#9 posted 12-14-2012 03:25 AM

Enoelf, I did a follow up video and shared your suggestion… nice idea..

flwoodhacker War Eagle! And thanks !

I am glad you all like the project and video.. I really appreciate all your comments!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#10 posted 12-15-2012 05:29 AM

I love the jig, would it be better to use the lines to set up a stop block? that way you can’t overrun your line while the router is on?

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#11 posted 12-15-2012 09:46 PM

Jeremy, You could set up stop blocks sure.. that would keep you accurate so you dont run over…. also here is a link to Jerry Browns facebook photos where he made the jig also, he actually drew lines on his router table …

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#12 posted 12-16-2012 07:11 PM

very nice trivets! thks for the post!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#13 posted 12-21-2012 01:49 AM

Very interesting, and well done. I saw a show making these with cuts that had arcs. I like both styles of them, look fwd to making a batch… Thx for the post.

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

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#14 posted 12-21-2012 04:13 AM

Ken, as for the trivets with the arches, in the newest Woodworker’s Journal Winter edition 2013 magazine called Router Project an Techniques, available at Lowe’s hardware is an article on making trivets along with a jig you can build which allows you to make these trivets with the arches..

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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