Walnut Trivets with the router

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Project by murrayintokyo posted 11-20-2016 02:37 AM 2975 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make some nice Christmas gifts, and decided some Trivets (hotplates) would be a nice idea and a good chance to use my router. The design and router jig are directly from Laney Shaughnessy’s You Tube Videos.

I managed to get some walnut (very uncommon in these parts) and was able to get six blanks from one board. Each trivet is 17×17x2.1cm (about 6 2/3” square by 7/8”) and finished with Danish oil.

The jig was easy to make from some scraps, and each trivet was easy to make. But, wow, dust collection has just become the next must-do project on my list!!!

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 03:02 AM

murray these trivets are killer man,im gonna steal this and make some,great look and a perfect gift,nice work.i think you solved my coworker gift problem this year,thanks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 11-20-2016 02:16 PM

Murray, these are very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 11-20-2016 06:53 PM

Thanks for posting this. I, too, am thinking of using these as gifts. Your trivets look very nice.

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#4 posted 11-20-2016 06:56 PM

Great job! And the fact that walnut is an exotic wood in your area makes them even more valuable and special. (I grow walnut trees in my backyard so it is what people expect me to use.)

As for the toilet workshop – at least clean-up is convenient. Great use of space and resources.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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