• How to make a saw-blade trivet

    Date:22 September 2017 Tags:, , , , ,

    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

    This DIY is brought to you in association with Mica.

    Materials

    • one old saw blade
    • three 6 x 20 mm hex bolts
    • three 6 mm washers
    • three 6 mm nuts
    • three 6 mm capnuts

    Tools

    • Pencil
    • 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

    Step 1

    Dull the teeth of the saw blade with a file or a bench grinder.

    Step 2

    Use a protractor to mark three lines from the centre of the blade, 120 degrees apart.

    Step 3

    Measure 22 mm in from the outside edge of the blade on each line. Mark with a centre punch.

    Step 4

    Use a drill and 8 mm twist bit to make a hole at each punch.

    Step 5

    Thread a bolt through each hole. Add a washer and nut on the underside of each bolt and tighten.

    Step 6

    Thread a capnut on the bottom of each bolt.

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