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CELTIC WALNUT NAME PLAQUES

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Project by bazz135uk posted 07-28-2014 06:09 AM 1222 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

CELTIC WALNUT NAME PLAQUES by BAZZA.. Scrolled name plaques in a CELTIC Font in both Welsh & English.
5 inch High & one inch thick in American Walnut finished with a dip in tung oil and beeswax polish.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.





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Druid

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 06:46 AM

What can I say . . . I like these. Nice.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 06:50 AM

The walnut is beautiful, Bazz and your scrolling is impressive, as usual! I’ve not tried to scroll anything that thick yet. Any tips other than a fresh blade and take it slow? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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bazz135uk

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 09:53 AM

Thanks John & Candy :: Once you have found a suitable blade to match the wood and grain it should cut 30mm no problem. cheep blades are false economy . its better to change a dull blade than try to re shape the image later. I also use a clear Selotape on both sides of the project , it sometimes helps with lubricating the blade and helps with ripping the underside grain out.
Out of all the woods I have tried my Favorite is Bubinga but the easiest to cut and finish is Red Oak.
Walnut is easy to cut but takes a lot to refine the finish where as Red Oak cuts well and it sands easy and looks good on any amount of oiling and is well suited to Beeswax polish.
Most of my Celtic Symbols and name plaques are 3/4 to 1 1/4 inch thick . I do not like or use plywood or MDF.
If your local Timber shop has nothing interesting try E_BAY for Hardwood timber planks & off cuts .
Regards BazzA.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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CFrye

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 09:58 AM

Hmmm I haven’t tried tape on the bottom…makes sense that it would help. Thanks!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 03:31 PM

Very neat really. Good tips, tape and Saws

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 03:47 PM

These are very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 05:14 PM

Beautiful work Bazz. Love anything celtic! I like the woods you choose and the finishes. Awesome scrollwork!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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#8 posted 07-28-2014 05:48 PM

Very nice I love anything Celtic since I am a Celt myself and proud to be so. LOL that is Scotland and Ireland and Wales not England though they were never celtic people. They originated from Germany thgrough the Saxons and Angles also German decscent,hence the term Anglo Saxon. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 07-28-2014 11:38 PM

Oh yes, I like em.

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

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#10 posted 07-29-2014 09:46 PM

Nice work on cutting out the pattern.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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bazz135uk

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#11 posted 07-30-2014 10:13 AM

Thank you for your comments I really enjoy making these for a Celtic Shop in Wales.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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