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Under the pot

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This instructable I was inspired by a recent instructables I've seen on this site a few days ago in this page: http://www.instructables.com/id/square-wood-trivet/
Mine is built with recycled materials and easy to find, easy construction, so much so that I made in a few hours of work: this is the typical "weekend project"
 
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Step 1: The cut

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 If I reproduce the geometrical figure of the Hexagon, I started first to draw on a spruce Strip (sourced from a package), you are exactly identical equilateral triangles, using the wood as much as possible.
For information my triangles have a 70 mm side.
After cutting all blunt edges have sandpaper increasingly end, until I got these pieces as you can see in the figure. cute right?

Step 2: The holes

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 After doing this, I drilled each piece as you can see in the picture, so you have all the holes facing each other.
Each hole is exactly in the middle of the side wall and to maintain it correctly I made use of a drill press.
In order to maintain the correct position of each piece I helped upright vertically to the piece of scrap Board that, given its shape fit to keep the piece for a puncture that switched from side to side.

Step 3:

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 I then obtained from a barrel of small bamboo tubes are 20 mm in length each.
After they have been properly sanded, I switched to the next step: painting.
I colored and cherry-colored tubes that three triangles; the other three I left them to their natural colouring of Clearcoat.
After drying the paint I've got a rubber band and I slipped, helping me with a small probe consisting of a skewer set to end with a duct tape and locking it on the opposite side, tentatively with a stick sideways.
After completing all the steps in the holes, obviously alternating tubing to the triangle, I tied the two ends of elastic together keeping it pretty tight and I hid the knot in one of the tubes.
brianfss5 months ago
Nicely done. All sorts of variations are possible from this basic design.
taria7 months ago
I wonder if this wouldn't work with ceder as well? I do love the idea though. might have to try this myself. nice work.
kostya8 months ago
Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. Why not use a willow twig to connect triangles?
torx (author)  kostya8 months ago
Thanks for the appreciation.
With the Willow twig work would be completely "natural".Jumping I made the implementation more flexible, though a bit less "pure".
Thanks again!
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