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Blog entry by cajunpen posted 02-08-2014 10:54 PM 860 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been anxious to make a turning with a Celtic Knot in it. I’ve watched a couple of videos and still haven’t got it 100% figured out. Would anyone out there have a drawing showing the various cuts required to inlay the contrasting pieces to create the Celtic Knot. I’m thinking of doing a pen with the inlay and possibly a rolling pen – or small box. I assume that once I figure it out for a pen, it would be the same cuts for any project.

I also wonder if the angle of the cuts is critical (I assume that they would all have to match) as long as they all the same. Any advice or help will be appreciated.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/



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#1 posted 02-08-2014 11:35 PM

Bill:

Look at Lew’s blogs and creating the Celtic Knot

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 02-08-2014 11:36 PM

I found this blog series very helpful when I made some rolling pins.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 11:40 PM

Looks like Karson and I were on the path, but he beat me there!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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lew

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 12:44 AM

Let me know if I can help

Here’s a video that is pretty good if you haven’t already seen it-
http://woodtube.ning.com/video/the-homework-ultimatum

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 01:42 PM

Thnx for that lin lew. How’s a 12 year old kid have a shop like that??? Wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 02-11-2014 05:50 PM

Thanks for the links. I’ve watched as many videos as I could find on Youtube, including the couple mentioned above. I still can’t get it through my thick skull how it is done. I suspect that the cuts are made like the image below – what I’m confused about is, do I make 4 diagonal cuts and then two 90 deg. cuts for the ends?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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lew

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 07:02 PM

Bill here are a couple of pictures that might help

This picture show the cut as the saw blade enters (and exits) the square blank. The red arrows show the “vertical” cut you references

This shows the relationship between the “vertical” and the diagonal cut (larger arrow)

This has the insert in place and the excess from the end and the excess along the diagonal trimmed off. The left arrow is at the place where the diagonal cut looks like it turns into a vertical cut

Hope this helps, let me know if you need more!
Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 07:23 PM

Thanks Lew, I think I have it now. That’s what was confusing me, I was only seeing the videos showing only 4 cuts, I couldn’t figure out how the two verticals were getting there. Your explanation of the 4 diagonals coming together to make the two end 90 deg cuts makes sense to me now.

It’s a little cool to get into the shop today, but I will get out there in the next day or two and see what I come up with. Thanks for your help, I’ll hopefully be posting a picture of my project soon. I’ll try a pen first.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 02-13-2014 06:40 PM

Just wanted to update the latest on this blog. I found a great tutorial on prepping a pen blank for the Celtic Knot look, in case anyone else is looking for guidance (in addition to the great info listed above) check this out – http://wmyoung.proboards.com/thread/8645

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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