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A friend asked if I could make her some Trivets for their bike group. She belongs to a group called the Texas Chain Gang. She provided their logo so I would have something to work with. The logo doesn't work well for a round object so I did my best and sent her the rendering. She liked it and gave the go ahead.

It just so happened I had a 3/4 inch thick x 45 inches piece of white oak that I could use. It was 9 1/4 inches wide and just right for the trivets. Final size is 8 inches round by about .68 inches thick. I had to surface both sides (.05) because the board was bowed slightly. After cutting them out, I rounded over each edge with a small round-over bit. A little sanding and they were ready to finish. I used Tung oil for the finish. I asked about mineral oil but she insisted on the Tung oil.

Router bits used were:
1/4 inch downcut End Mill
60 deg w/.02 flat tip V groove
60 deg v groove


She will pick them up this afternoon after she gets off work.
 

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I like those, Mike. You did a great job of making her logo work in your circular design.
 

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I like those, Mike. You did a great job of making her logo work in your circular design.
I do like their logo because it is not the standard round shape but changing the shape to match the project was the way to go because I don't think it would have looked as good if you held the shape of their logo.
 
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I do like their logo because it is not the standard round shape but changing the shape to match the project was the way to go because I don't think it would have looked as good if you held the shape of their logo.
And she wanted them in trivet form so I had to modify the logo. That is what they had on their shirts.
 
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