A rough folding trivet roubo style sealed with my blood

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Project by A.Scott posted 03-15-2013 03:45 AM 2693 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First thanks goes out to CampD for posting his a week ago.

Okay I am not fully proud of this, but being new to working with wood and not having all of the tools probably needed for this I was glad to get it half way done. I actually need two for a cell phone stand.

This is how making this went for me…first yesterday I attemped to make three but messed all of them up. Today I reviewed how to make these again and went about it much more carefully, but after I had it chiseled out and seperated by using my band saw, I chose to use the chisel to clean it up. That is when I slipped and put the 1/4” chisel right into the middle portion of my index finger. Being me I chose to apply pressure and continue working on it. After I grabbed some sand paper, without my knowledge, my blood began to drip on it in several places. After I realized this I tried to wipe it off and then sanded most of the stain out.

If there are any suggestions, please pass them along…I sure do need them :-)

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#1 posted 03-15-2013 03:52 AM

Be prepared to shed sweat and tears in the future as well :) I like the practicality of this project and hope to see many more! I might try hydrogen peroxide. It works on clothes. I would test it in a very small inconspicuous spot first, to make sure it doesn’t discolor the wood. Things like baking soda can react with the tannins in the wood and darken it. Peroxide may as well. If it doesn’t work…keep sanding! Or call it artistic…

-- "Begin every endeaver with the end ever in mind."

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 06:38 AM

I agree with Dinger!
Keep at it, nice work and nice try!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 08:38 AM

Keep bandages in the shop. Maybe a tourniquet. :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 11:45 AM

Stay outa them places. Haaa Haaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 11:56 AM

Thanks for the ideas Dinger…I never would think of hydro peroxide or even backing soda to darken it, now would that be backing soda dry or mixed with soemthing.

thanks for the other compliments/ideas…I think I do need to put a medical kit in my workshop

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 02:13 PM

I often sign my work with my DNA, too. Just for future generations, you know…

-- WayneD

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 04:04 PM

I guess you could say people like us actually do put a little bit of ourselves into the things we build!

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#8 posted 03-15-2013 04:34 PM

Nice work !

-- Garcia Design

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 09:00 PM

First, the job isn’t complete till ya leave some DNA on it.

I’m looking at these and I have to ask did you try to make the joint out of one piece of wood?
If so thats a pretty good first attempt.

BTW I spent the day sharping my planes and chisels, so I should be extra careful over the next couple days.

-- Doug...

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#10 posted 03-15-2013 09:04 PM


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

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#11 posted 03-15-2013 11:11 PM

I bet if you took a survey 99.99% of the LJs have baptized at least one of their projects with their own blood. Perhaps this will help on your next folding trivet If you don’t have a scroll saw yet maybe you could tell your wife, ”honey, if I had a scroll saw I wouldn’t have gouged my finger doing this” :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 03-16-2013 03:00 AM

Interesting. I shall have to try this.

For cuts/bruises/sprains etc go to and buy a Scarsaway stone – the original Austraian Aboriginal healing stone, massively further developed, refined and tested by my brother Chris, a tactile theapist and me since 2004. You get full instructions with it. When I cut or bruise myself, create a blood-blister or any other injury, I simplay take one of the stones out of one of my pockets and hold it on the wound for about 4 minutes. Blood blisters stop growwing, cuts stop bleeding and heal an about 3 days and bruises disappear. Guaranteed. See the site for the guarantee. I shredded my right index fingertop section in a router (being tired and stupid) a couple of years ago. Put all the bits back, taped it up and taped a stone over the top. No pain-killers, no medical attention. Within 5 days I could write, type and within 3 weeks I was surf-fishing (I am right-handed so that finger controls the line at casting). I have loaned my old phone with the only photo on it but will get it soon and post before and after shots. You won’t believe what you see but I have surgeons using it on themselves.

-- Milton Toal, Doncaster, Melbourne Australia.

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