1st Celtic Knots

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This has been a good holiday season. I’ve just been experimenting away with pens and getting bowls roughed out. Here is my first attempt at Celtic Knots. I feel like I had good blanks, but for some reason my drilling attempt was off. So the knots are not even. I can’t rely on any real precision from my Table Saw so I just used my miter saw with a stop block.

The front end of the pen the angles are cut at 10, 20 and then 30 degrees. These are Premier Cigar pens with Maple, Yellow Heart and Purple Heart. (Wife picked out the colors.)


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#1 posted 01-02-2008 07:12 AM

I think they look great and remember that you will be your own worst critic.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 01-02-2008 01:53 PM

Very nice, it looks like it would be hard to get the inlay to look right.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 01-02-2008 02:54 PM

well, look at you!! Well done :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 01-02-2008 04:32 PM

Nice job kerux. Gettin better all the time. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 01-02-2008 04:34 PM

A good first effort.

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#6 posted 01-02-2008 04:37 PM

Nice job. A lot of things can go wrong with laminated blanks for the lathe. I like those.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 01-02-2008 05:55 PM

Anyone who attempts a Celtic knot in wood is an ace in my book. I’ve painted some patterns using them and they can drive you insane with all the unders and overs and getting the shading right. Excellant job Kerux!!!

-- "Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."

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#8 posted 01-02-2008 06:12 PM

Very nice. Some day I might attempt this kind of work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 01-03-2008 12:43 AM

you can’t learn with out trying! My first double knot blew out on me, lucky I was able to glue it back together and save it. and drilling is still a challenge for me.
colors look great, keep it up!

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#10 posted 01-15-2008 06:02 AM

Those are very nice. So they’re not perfect. What is? ;-)
Drilling can be a pain sometimes.
Have you made V-blocks to hold the blanks upright while drilling?
You should’ve seen my first attempts; heck, you should see the ones y’all don’t get to see

-- Gary, Florida

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