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Project by Jimthecarver posted 12-01-2009 04:08 AM 2360 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were fun little things to carve. I tied a knot in a rope and tried to carve it… It came out a lose knot.
The knot is from Black Walnut, the spiral things are from Black Walnut, Jacaranda, Spalted Maple. They are finished in a poly spray.
Thanks for viewing.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 04:18 AM

I traced it with my finger several times to make sure it was continuous.
Totally cool : )
How long does it take you to carve one of these ?


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 04:24 AM

These are pretty awesome. A great brain teaser. I had to take a double take. I couldn’t imagine carving those out. Great job!

-- Jason

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 04:24 AM

Hey Jim
These are all very cool . It’s good to see your having fun.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 12-01-2009 05:09 AM

All of them are amazing – I’d be proud to own any of them, let alone to have created them!

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#5 posted 12-01-2009 05:22 AM

Outstanding job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#6 posted 12-01-2009 06:00 AM

Thank you for your comments.
Lisa- It takes about 6 hours to carve one of them out.
People try to take them apart….lol

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#7 posted 12-01-2009 06:45 AM

That is really very very beautiful fine craftwork of imaginative craftsman.
Great excellent work!

I came to realize the diffrent satisfation between making furniture and doing a craftwork when I started making a knife handle. I guess like I do, you were really devoted and obsessed to this work. And when it finally completed, you gained kind of satisfaction that you yourself know.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 02:24 PM


-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 05:03 PM

very cool

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 06:52 PM

jim those look great
if they are gifts remember i live close…lol
is that wood from awnser? it looks cool
how think was the wood before you started ?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#11 posted 12-01-2009 07:05 PM

Way too cool!

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#12 posted 12-01-2009 07:05 PM

A great way to while away the time

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#13 posted 12-01-2009 07:31 PM

Ok Jim i think we all would like a HOW TO on this they are lovely ….......

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#15 posted 12-02-2009 01:25 AM

Great Idea….very cool…..being a very novice carver…I am always looking for nice projects to practice with….those would be excellent….

I was also thinking that they would make excellent style additions to projects, boxes or as great buckles for ribbon boxes (I believe woodsmith had a nice ribbon box in a recent issue).

Thanks for the great inspiration.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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