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First try at Celtic Knot on bullet pen

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 12-01-2014 05:17 AM 870 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found out how to do this Celtic Knot on YouTube and decided to give it a try.
I love the way this looks and want to do a bunch more. I used Purpleheart and Padouk for the inlay.

I also made a couple of pens using an LJ video (which I can’t find to give the guy credit) whereby you don’t cut all the way through the blank like a Celtic Knot. You stop just short, leaving about one quarter of length uncut and then insert the piece of inlay. After turning it looks sort of like lightning bolts.

Turning pens is more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 12-02-2014 02:04 AM

Great job, really like these knots.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-02-2014 02:05 AM

Great job, really like these knots. Really nice work, especially for your first one.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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UncleStumpy

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#3 posted 12-02-2014 02:17 AM

Thank you Ken, that’s a great compliment especially coming from you. I checked out all of your projects and your work is first class.
I liked the aluminum clamps you had your friend make – it’s always super to have friends with skills!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#4 posted 12-02-2014 10:58 AM

Sweet! Does not look like the first time you tried this. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 12-02-2014 03:16 PM

get rid of that creepy pumpkin head!!

nice pen :-)

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 02:57 AM

I like the pumpkin head. but back to the pen nice job, what you may want to try is to cut your inlay a little thinner and put a peice of colored veneer on each side of the inlay, you can get the veneer in any number of colors at the Woodcaft I have had good luck with the stuff they sell

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UncleStumpy

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 09:07 AM

Craig, I didn’t notice the head until I downloaded the pictures. Creeped me out too.

Woodbutcher, noted on the thinner inlay. And what you are saying is sandwich the inlay between 2 pieces of veneer, right? I have to make a bunch more pens pretty soon and I will definitely try to spice them up a little.
How about posting some of your work too?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 12-06-2014 12:12 PM

Nicely done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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