Just curious if any of you make simple pieces to give as gifts. I just put
some Danish oil on 24 trivets that I made on the router table. They took a
little time, but very little material. I'll give them to the ladies at
work, neighbors, etc.
It did get a little boring though. Each trivet has 5 grooves on a side,
three passes per, so a total of 30 passes each on the table. Total of 720
passes. Probably closer to 750 if you count the screw ups in the kindling
To make them a little more interesting, I put together some information
about the wood (hard maple or coffeetree) as well as the finish. One side
of the printed sheet has the wood information including a photo of the tree,
the other side is about how they were made and an explanation of what Danish
oil is and how to care for it.
Being a realist, I expect that some will sell for 15¢ in next spring's yard
sale, but others will be used and appreciated for many years.
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