In ten minutes, you can turn an old saw blade into a place to put hot dishes without scarring your table or countertop. Here’s how to upcycle a saw-blade and make a trivet.
By Nick Moreau
- one old saw blade
- three 6 x 20 mm hex bolts
- three 6 mm washers
- three 6 mm nuts
- three 6 mm capnuts
- Centrex punch
- Drill and 8 mm twist bit
- File or bench grinder
- Protractor or Speed Square with degree markings
How to make a saw-blade trivet
Dull the teeth of the saw blade with a file or a bench grinder.
Use a protractor to mark three lines from the centre of the blade, 120 degrees apart.
Measure 22 mm in from the outside edge of the blade on each line. Mark with a centre punch.
Use a drill and 8 mm twist bit to make a hole at each punch.
Thread a bolt through each hole. Add a washer and nut on the underside of each bolt and tighten.
Thread a capnut on the bottom of each bolt.