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Mo Stych

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Mo Stych

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This fun teardrop pattern carves beautifully with a 90-degree v-bit. There are multiple projects for you to carve in the file.

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Material Description Price
Bamboo Plywood

Bamboo Plywood

Thickness: 3/4 in, Plies: 3, Type: Plywood, Species: Bamboo, Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in

$21.99

Carbide V-Bits

Carbide V-Bits

Shank Diameter: 1/4 in, Cutting Diameter: 1/2 in, Tip Angle: 90 Degree, Type: V bit, Cutting Length: 0.36 in, Overall Length: 1.8 in, Cutting Material: Wood, Cutting Material: Plastic, Cutting: Plywood, Cutting: MDF, Use: V carving

$13.99

High Speed Steel 2 Flute Upcut Spiral

High Speed Steel 2 Flute Upcut Spiral

Onsrud-brand bit with 1/4" shank and cutting diameter for cutting woods and soft metals

$9.00

$44.98
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1

Choose your design

10 minutes

There are three different styles for this trivet in the Easel file; hexagon, square, and a teardrop. They all utilize the same basic teardrop-shaped pattern for the design.

Open the Easel file’s workpieces and decide which one you are going to carve. Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll need to use a 1/4" bit for the cutout v-bit for the engraving. The workpieces are labeled to help you decide which one to carve. Feel free to move things around and make your own pattern or trivet shape!

2

Carve v-bit design

25 minutes

Using a 90-degree v-bit, carve the pattern of your trivet first.

3

Carve cutout shape

20 minutes

Once the v-carving is complete, swap out your bit for something hefty enough to carve through your material. Since my trivet is 3/4" thick, I opted for a 1/4" spiral upcut to carve out the hexagon shape. Bambook is a softer wood, so it carved nicely with a larger bit.

4

Sand and finish

15 minutes

Sand down any rough edges. I always find that a little bit of mineral oil helps bring out the beautiful patterning of wood, especially bamboo plywood.

Once the oil sets, enjoy your new trivet!