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Well, here is my first entry into a Lumberjock Contest. This is a “Knot Like No Other”.
A couple of years ago, I was making Salt Cellars and Pepper Grinders for Christmas presents. After re-sawing a piece of Walnut, this knot appeared. When the loose material fell out, the heart shaped outline was very evident. Always being one to try for a couple of extra brownie points with the Mimi, I cut out the knot and put it back- waiting for the right opportunity to use it as a gift to her.
Fast forward to the winter of 2009 and the LumberJock “Knot” contest. OK!! I have the perfect entry- that heart shaped knot lying somewhere in the shop. A frantic search finally located it under a couple of inches of dust. I know an excellent reason to clean the shop- but I’m on a mission!
OK, I have the knot but how to display it? As fate would have it, I had made Mimi a Celtic Knot rolling pin (she gets all the prototypes) AND fellow LumberJock “Rogue” just posted a neat rolling pin holder. And the rest, as they say, is pure plagiarism history!
So there you have it- an ageless walnut knot created by Mother Nature, inlayed into a copied rolling pin holder design, for a French rolling pin shape hundreds of years old, with a centuries old Celtic Knot pattern. Yep!! Another original project from Lew’s Basement Workshop!
And what did Mimi say when I gave it to her?- “Two hearts beat as one”. After 32 years of being married to me, she still thinks like that. Don’t you just love her!
Thanks for looking!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the world's finest custom rolling pins!