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Project by mtnwild posted 08-23-2021 08:06 PM 989 views 4 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been making these for many years now…I have given out quite a few over the years and most all the people say they are still using theirs…They seem to hold up really well….

Ran out, so decided to make a few more to have on hand…They make great gifts…

Lets see how this goes, for a tutorial…

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





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#1 posted 08-23-2021 08:12 PM

Nice joinery work….makes a good looking trivet.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 08-23-2021 08:43 PM

Very nice!

-- TimV: The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints. They are evident in every detail ... Leave Fingerprints. Author: James Krenov

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#3 posted 08-23-2021 08:55 PM

Thanks guys….

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

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#4 posted 08-23-2021 09:01 PM

That will do the trick, nice work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 08-23-2021 11:08 PM

Thanks, some more, folks…very kind…

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

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#6 posted 08-23-2021 11:32 PM

Cool idea mtn’... pleasant diversion from all those diversified end grain cutting boards... though I’d hate to chop my chilies and garlic on them.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 08-23-2021 11:56 PM

Thanks LBD…

Great for fresh baked bread though…We set anything hot on them…Mine are constantly in use some where…even as plant stands…

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

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#8 posted 08-24-2021 01:21 AM

Very nice but some of them could be mistaken for waffles!

I have made some trivit and they are not easy by any means.
A couple of intersections wrong and the whole trivit looks off.
And don’t get me started on finishing.

You did an outstanding job to say the least!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#9 posted 08-24-2021 02:24 AM

Wonderful trivets you have made there, and yes one wrong joint throws the whole thing off. Great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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mtnwild

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#10 posted 08-24-2021 02:28 AM

Thanks guys, you are right about the alignment. A small mistake makes a huge difference…

I’ve made quite a few of these, so not as hard to make as it used to be…

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

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#11 posted 08-24-2021 04:12 PM

Good looking trivets. I like the ones you added a curved ends to and the raised “legs” look like a good addition (an addition I will copy in the future). They are great hostess gifts.

I too have made them for years and everyone seems enjoy and make regular use of them. I get requests for more. I also have made shallow trays to go under some of them to catch the crumbs from bread slicing and etc. The trays also work as serving trays without the trivet.

You did not mention any finish you put on yours. I have had good success with processed Walnut oil. It cures to a dry finish and does a good job of protecting the wood. While a number of wood species work I have found Beech to be the best so far. It is stable, medium hard, and absorbs the walnut oil finish well.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#12 posted 08-24-2021 05:24 PM

Thanks Les, I use cutting board oil on them…Just take my time and apply with a small brush…I tried making a dip process, was faster but messy…

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

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#13 posted 08-24-2021 06:37 PM

Love the shapes Jack, I can see how they can be useful for more than hot pots (bread loaf!)

What, if anything do you use to secure all those lap joints?

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mtnwild

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#14 posted 08-24-2021 07:02 PM

Thanks splinter!!

Forgot to mention that…They are all friction held…That is the main trick…To cut the slats just the right size…I cut multiple trial pieces from scrap, until i get the size just right…

Also, if over time any get loose you can put in a little ca glue…If you notice, nothing can fall out, they are all held from the bottom…even if it all got loose, it would still hold together…

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

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mtnwild

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#15 posted 08-24-2021 07:48 PM

Also, pretty important,

When you put each slat in, I use my vice to squeeze the whole length at once, like a book press…then they all slip together at once and evenly…There’s a picture of that in the process photos…

Also, I round the leading edges that will be sliding together so the sharp edges wont bend inwards and make the space to slide too small and then things start to squeeze wrong…

Hope that helps…

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

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