Trivet and Napkin Holder

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Project by JRsgarage posted 10-31-2021 01:56 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been asking for some new trivets to replace our badly worn cork trivets. Looking online and in the projects section, I found Gary Lucas router trivet video, I really liked his design so I basically copied his approach using an overarm router. In the last picture, I forgot to really tighten the depth stop and the bit went deeper as I started to cut the groove…pretty scary.

The napkin holder is copy of Ivan’s project, My wife saw it and loved it! Thanks Ivan.

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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#1 posted 10-31-2021 02:14 PM

Neat design. I like the combination of the two. What did you use for the finish?

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#2 posted 10-31-2021 02:34 PM

BB1, I was hesitant at first to put anything on but ended putting a light coat of mineral oil and carnauba wax. Thanks for looking.

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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#3 posted 10-31-2021 02:46 PM

Nice work, JR. you wife should be very proud of them!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 11-03-2021 07:34 PM

I like it. And its a reason to use my Shopsmith overhead router. I was planning on just making a napkin / salt and pepper holder but you have inspired me to try doing the trivet as well. Nice work.

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#5 posted 11-03-2021 09:44 PM

Thanks Jim! Happy Wife, Happy Life as the saying goes…

Sansoo22, Thank you. I really enjoy using the overarm router for cutting grooves.

-- “Facts don't care about your feelings.” ..., Ben Shapiro

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#6 posted 12-11-2021 12:59 AM

They say; “Imitation is the sincerest form of compliment”.

Had to give it a try!

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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