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Mesquite/Cork Trivet

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-04-2022 10:37 PM 831 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this trivet out of 3 pieces of mesquite, turned it and the glued in the cork. It is 9” diameter and 1” thick. i rolled the edge under so a person can get their fingers under it to lift it with a hot dish on it.

It is inlaid with turquoise sand from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe, Az and finished with Danish Oil and buffed and waxed.

I added a shot of the first turn with the mortise in the top for holding it to turn the bottom.

Cheers, Jim

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





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 01-04-2022 10:46 PM

Nice…I like the look…What do you think about putting a lazy Susan under one of those?

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

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#2 posted 01-04-2022 10:52 PM

Looks like a well-designed trivet. I especially like the rolled edge.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 01-05-2022 12:09 AM

kinda neat Jim
the turquoise is a nice touch in a trivet

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 01-05-2022 12:17 AM

great southwestern look.i like the lazy susan idea.

-- 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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#5 posted 01-05-2022 01:46 AM

As always an excellent work on the lathe.
Well done Jim.
Cheers and best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 01-05-2022 03:03 AM

Nicely done Jim, the cork is a great idea and the turquoise really adds to it.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#7 posted 01-05-2022 03:50 AM

That worked out perfect hiding the mortise. Love the turquoise Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 01-05-2022 10:26 AM

It’s realy massive! You gave ma some cork ideas….

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 01-05-2022 04:54 PM

I like it Jim. How did you stick the sand on it. Epoxy?

I joined trivet mania on Lumberjocks last week. Welcome.


Here’s one I found on line for those LJ’s with a lot of scrap pieces.

I think Splinter has a few cut offs in his storage container. :-)

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 01-05-2022 05:20 PM

Really like the idea of joining the three piece as triangular joints!

Very Nice, Jim!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 01-06-2022 03:15 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I got this idea at Ikea when I bought the cork rounds.

Hi Jack, A lazy Susan would work if you put a hot dish on it with multiple pockets in it so a person could spin it to get the one they wanted.

Hi James, the turquoise is put in with CA glue.

Hi Lew, the 120 degrees was hard to hit with our equipment.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 01-06-2022 04:04 AM

I was thinking more along the line of pies or cakes, on a plate, of course…They would not slide on that cork…

Cool man…

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

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#13 posted 01-06-2022 04:40 PM

Looks great. Thanks for sharing the idea…never thought about making cases for my basic cork trivets

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

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#14 posted 01-06-2022 04:54 PM

Thanks, JR.

Hi Jack that would work for them ,,,Would need another layer of wood under this one for the lazy Susan…...............Cheers, JIm

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

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#15 posted 01-06-2022 11:13 PM

looks great….well done. the turquoise inlays are always very attractive.
Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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