Celtic Knot Turned Pen

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First attempt at a Celtic Knot pen – quick Christmas present for a friend. Made of Purple Heart with Maple rings. Turned out pretty well, I think.

I didn’t have time for a good finish (given what I had on hand and the time to do it in) so a I’m not really pleased with that part, but over as far as the knot is concerned – that was fun!

-- Jchon - Denton, TX

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 05:53 AM

Beautiful Pen. You need to post a blog on the making of the Celtic Knot.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 05:58 AM

What Karson said!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 06:06 AM

Nice work, particularly on that knot! Good job!

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings -

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 06:30 AM

fantastic pen.

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 06:43 AM

Looks good

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 07:43 AM

Excellent job, especially on the knot. Did you make the cuts with a bandsaw or some other way?

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 02:23 PM

The knot is great, nice pen too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 04:16 PM

Awsome job, looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#9 posted 12-27-2009 04:59 PM

Wow! This is truly amazing =]

How did you create the blanks for this?

-- Jess

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#10 posted 01-01-2010 05:20 PM

Looks good … So how do you do the knot?

-- Ray,Iowa

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#11 posted 01-13-2010 05:39 PM

I really like your deisgn! I’m new at this and I would like to know how you did the “knot” too.

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