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Project by BB1 posted 05-18-2021 01:37 AM 743 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Played around with making some dado trivets (adapted and inspired by 3×3custom at this link).

Mostly left over cherry from my kitchen table. Also little aspen on the one. Ended up using mineral oil as that is what I had on hand. Others suggested danish oil – maybe for a future trivet. I’ve been using mine (second picture) and it seems to hold up fine and no marks on or by hot pans/pots. Almost makes me feel like a real cook…or not! Others are gifts. Fun to customize each one. Nice to use scraps for something useful.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 05-18-2021 01:57 AM

Nice to make some scraps earn their keep! They look good BB1!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 05-18-2021 02:08 AM



Nice to make some scraps earn their keep! They look good BB1!

- woodshaver Tony C


Thanks!
And easily justifies my saving about all cutoffs. ;)

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#3 posted 05-18-2021 05:31 AM

That’s a good looking design.

My cooking friends love to have a trivet around. They use all the time. Good useful kitchen project and good way to use up those small leftover cutoffs…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 05-18-2021 11:18 AM

Thanks Jack – the nice thing is there are unlimited ways to design so each can be unique.

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#5 posted 05-18-2021 02:03 PM

the thing you have to ask yourself is .... how can these get me a NEW TOOL LOL nice way to use leftovers there is no scraps GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#6 posted 05-18-2021 03:20 PM

Great thinking BB! Scraps are always a problem, too good to just get rid of and too odd/small to use.
Normally I always think “cutting boards/coasters” but these trivets fill that middle ground and, as you say, easy to customize.

Your version has nice styling and is easy to build en mass with only a few tool setups (a really cool feature!)

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#7 posted 05-18-2021 03:44 PM

Nice and useful:) most of my scraps get turned into doll furniture and pens!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 05-18-2021 04:03 PM

The spacing design variation looks good.

I have made a lot trivets similar to these. Most are given away as hostess gifts to friends who invite us to dinner. Over the years I see they are well used and appreciated. Made larger with a tighter grid they make good bread slicing boards and put in a shallow wood tray it catches the crumbs.

My preferred finish has been processed Walnut oil like Mahoney’s.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#9 posted 05-18-2021 05:56 PM

GR8HUNTER – thanks. I like the new tool idea (I use that a lot)

Splintergroup – thanks. Fun little projects for sure.

Andre – thanks. Sounds like you have a good outlet for your “extras”

LesB – thanks. My spacing was in part based on random pieces I had at hand to use as spacers.
I assume you have found walnut oil to hold up well? I am still a bit of a bumbler when it comes to finishing.

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#10 posted 05-19-2021 03:32 PM

Those are great BB.
As long as you don’t ingest mineral spirts and use gloves when applying it you’ll be fine.

-- James E McIntyre

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#11 posted 05-19-2021 03:36 PM

Thanks for that added info James. Seems like there is no “perfect” finish that doesn’t have some drawbacks. Don’t plan to eat the trivet and no direct food contact so should be in the clear for using mineral oil for this purpose! Bottle I have is actually from the pharmacy for use as a laxative.

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#12 posted 05-19-2021 04:34 PM

Yikes! What ever happened to prunes.

-- James E McIntyre

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#13 posted 05-19-2021 04:36 PM

And…mineral OIL…not mineral spirits!

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#14 posted 05-20-2021 04:43 AM

Just use the cutting board oil and all will be fine…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#15 posted 05-21-2021 01:32 AM

And I think I may have some back in my storage area from a project from a few years ago….

Just use the cutting board oil and all will be fine…

- mtnwild


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