Monday 12 October 2009
Julie and Fred Byrne make these lovely pan trivets
Protect your kitchen worktop or table in style with either, or both, of these easy to make contemporary trivets...
Getting startedEnlarge the patterns for the circle trivet to approximately 210mm (81/4in) x 200mm (87/8in) and the Squares to 200mm (87/8in)x 175mm (67/8in) and make a copy of each. (See photo 1)
Prepare the surface of the wood by sanding with a block going through the grades, then align and adhere the patterns to the surface (see photo 2), using either the wonder paper or spray adhesive/glue stick.
Using the 4mm drill bit, drill blade entry holes in all the circles to be cut out. (See photo 3)
Cutting outChoosing the right blade, we opted for a No.7 Olson PGT Double Tooth Blade, which is similar to a skip-tooth blade but has a larger space between the sets of two teeth, which makes it good at clearing out the saw dust thus keeping the blade cool, which means less burning of the wood. (See photo 4)
Thread the blade through one of the pre-drilled holes to get started (See photo 5) and then continue to cut out all the inner circles. (See photo 6)
Next cut around the perimeter (see photo 7) and then remove the pattern. (See photo 8)
Lightly sand any burr away from the cut lines with the fine 240grit sandpaper. (See photo 9)
Repeat the same for the square trivet.