I got called up to active duty- substituting full time in an Information Systems Technology class. So this update has been sometime in developing.
Back in the early spring of this year, I had the very great pleasure of meeting the Mason Dixon Wood Working Club. We got together to learn how to make these Celtic Knot rolling pins.
During the workshop session, LJ Karson suggested that it would be easier, and less wasteful, to make a saw kerf for only the walnut strips and leave the original maple center strip untouched. My original construction process was to plow out enough material to inlay 3 strips- 2 walnut sandwiching 1 maple. Well I made up the blanks and they sat for sometime. Only recently could I get a minute here and there to turn them.
When I started on a blank, using Karson’s idea, i got an unexpected surprise! The Celtic Knot had a very different appearance.
The crossing sections now had “diamond” shaped sections as compared to the earlier design where the crossings had a more complete look.
I can’t decide which I prefer. What do you all think?
Thanks for looking and any suggestions.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.