Quilt Patterned Trivet in Endgrain

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Project by sIKE posted 01-04-2010 06:27 AM 3217 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been wanting to make an tumbling block in end grain cutting board for quite a while, I even asked degoose to post the how-to that he did. This Trivets pattern is inspired by WoodMosaics. My youngest daughter and my sons godmother makes the most beautiful quilts and I wanted to make her something special for Christmas. After experimenting for a while, this is the pattern that received the LOML’s stamp of approval. There are four different types of wood here: Bloodwood, Purpleheart, Maple and a Mystery Wood. I love the ways the various woods contrast with each other including the tumbling block effect.

Many thanks goes out to my inspirations: degoose, WoodMosaics, and the kids Godmother. Oh and the LOML of course…

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 06:34 AM

That’s nice! Did you have any interesting jigs for this?

-- Living well is the best revenge.

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 06:44 AM

Great trivet. Love the quilt/tumbling block pattern. I can just imagine the glue up. Aarrgghh!!!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 06:45 AM

No jig’s needed on this guy, just degoose’s how-to blog, some glue, clamps, clamp cauls, and patience. I sled will be needed if you choose to use the planner (I did) to flatten this guy.

Be exact and patient making the 60 degree cuts and avoid reaction wood at all costs.

I am seeing an home made drum sander in my future…..

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 06:47 AM

That is really nice looking, great job!

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 07:44 AM

That came out great, nice woods too.


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#6 posted 01-04-2010 08:46 AM

Nice work. That’s a challenging project even when you know how!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 11:49 AM

It is hard enough to get this type of board glued up right in long grain and in endgrain it is a beach… lol
Good enough for a first attempt… a little slippage is all that I can see… well done…
They are a real learning curve… and I am sincerely happy to see you working outside your comfort zone…

-- Be safe.

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 01:38 PM

Very nice looking trivet.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 02:29 PM

One heckava job. Very cool, and beautiful.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 01-04-2010 02:35 PM

sIKE, this is a nice looking trivet. I am sure it will be a great gift. And I am also surprised that your wife did not request a second one now that you are an expert. :)

And I agree with Larry you did “stretch” your woodworking skills with this. That is the way we grow and develop as woodworkers.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 01-04-2010 04:35 PM


Thanks for the encouragment. My problem was less about slippage mare about wood movement (or one of my diamonds were cut large. Like you said a real learning curve, hope my next ones are even better.

Scott B,


-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 12:44 AM

The other thing is a note of warning…when you cut those diamonds, the edges are very sharp and will cut you, mutiple times ;). My fingers are still recovering….

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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