Celtic (Knot A Cutting Board)

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Project by hotncold posted 09-10-2014 09:50 PM 4723 views 24 times favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was looking over my shoulder while I was looking at some of my favorite cutting boards on LJ and when I zoomed on one of the Celtic Knot boards (there are many) she said, “Oooo, I really like that one! I’d like to have one like that, only larger, to put over the fireplace!”

I studied several of the Celtic Knot boards and then drew out the design on paper with dimensions (pic 6).
This baby is 33”x 33” x 7/8” thick and I think it came out pretty good. My first effort at ”wall art”.

Walnut, Maple and Cherry.

Thanks for looking and your comments are always welcome!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 10:17 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 10:20 PM

Really Fantastic craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 10:42 PM

Impressive… Having made a few, I know the amount of accuracy involved.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 10:58 PM

Really well done. That is a tough design to do great.
And you did great.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 10:59 PM

Better not show that to my wife or I’ll be asking how you made that. Very cool.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 11:17 PM

Stunning work; fantastic looking.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#7 posted 09-10-2014 11:17 PM

Thank you everyone! This was the most difficult glue up I’ve done. It’s really a slow process to get it right, but I think it may be the most satisfying…

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 11:23 PM

Love it!
Would you share your drawing?
Thanks in advance!

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#9 posted 09-10-2014 11:37 PM

jacquesr – I’d be happy to share the drawing. It’s a simple Excel file (as shown in Pic 6) but I have it in PDF format also. If you message me with your email address, I’ll send you both.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#10 posted 09-10-2014 11:48 PM

Really nice Dennie… should share a picture of it over the fireplace…...that will really change the room….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#11 posted 09-11-2014 12:00 AM

Thanks Jeff – I’ll get a picture when I get it hung (more work!!!) :)

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#12 posted 09-11-2014 12:19 AM

Hey Dennie, very nice board, that is outstanding, and it takes a lot of precision cutting to get that one right.
Great job.

-- Smitty!!!

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#13 posted 09-11-2014 12:59 AM

Thanks Smitty!! It also takes some “tweaking” after you cut to get everything to fit. Thank goodness for sharp chisels and sandpaper!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#14 posted 09-11-2014 01:43 AM

Most Impressive work !!

I started one agea ago, no where as big as your one though, and promptly ran out of materials and never continued it.

You have inspired me to dig it out and see if I can get results somewhere near yours!!

-- Regards Robert

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#15 posted 09-11-2014 01:56 AM

THAT looks great! I second the request for a shot over the fireplace.

Oh – and nice title ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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