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Routing Inlays #2: MORE CELTIC INLAYS

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Blog entry by Maclegno posted 04-22-2010 03:16 AM 6469 reads 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: TWO CELTIC PATTERNS SIMPLIFIED Part 2 of Routing Inlays series Part 3: Something Completely Different »

INTRODUCTION
There is very little new in this Blog, I intend to show more examples of how to analyse, and make templates for, more Celtic Patterns. I should point out that the examples shown here and in my previous Blog are all prototypes and not display-class pieces. Here are three more examples: TRINITY, and what I will call SQUARE KNOT and PENDANT:
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This must be the most ubiquitous and simplest Celtic Knot, yet is still elegant.

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Trinity
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The template for this is very simple and obvious, but still requires great care in the placing of the three iterations.
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TRINITY TEMPLATE
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. SQUARE KNOT

This is a more complex traditional knot, which nonetheless has an underlying simple Motif.
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SQUARE KNOT PATTERN
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I redrew the pattern to suite my taste more. The Motif is a simple “D” shape as shown in red. The template is rotated four times to complete the knot
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SN REDRAWN
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SN ROUTED
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SN INLAID
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SN FINISHED
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.. PENDANT
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This pattern is a little more elaborate and again the Motif is shown in red.
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PENDANT PATTERN
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.For this pattern the template is not only rotated but also flipped over.
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PEN TEMPLATE
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.PEN FINISHED
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-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 04-22-2010 03:54 AM

thankĀ“s for sharing them with us Gerard
and the thoughs behind the design

Dennis

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bigike

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#2 posted 04-22-2010 04:35 AM

nice job, i still would be very nervous to try this.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Jimthecarver

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#3 posted 04-22-2010 04:40 AM

I like the second design….I think I may try carving it.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 04-22-2010 10:47 AM

The development of your routing technique for these Celtic knots is really coming along well Gerard. Good blog and an interesting subject.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-22-2010 02:29 PM

Very nice! You have become an expert at this! Thanks for the instructions. I am adding these to my “to do list” which is growing. :-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 04-23-2010 03:52 AM

I’ve always loved Celtic knotwork and your work presents it beautifully. Great job!

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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Maclegno

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#7 posted 04-23-2010 03:59 AM

Many thanks to you all, your generous appreciation makes my efforts worthwhile
Gerard

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#8 posted 04-23-2010 06:31 AM

Thank you for the detailed instructions with pics. (the pics help a LOT)

Will have to give this a try.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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