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Celtic Fire Knot & Box

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 02-21-2012 12:08 AM 2447 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This fun little project I made to teach others how to carve a fire knot. Because they tend to get broken I decided to use the scrap from the walnut as a box body. Added Canary to the top and bottom then relief carved the top.
Dowels hold the lid in place.
Finished in poly.

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





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#1 posted 02-21-2012 12:17 AM

Now that’s pretty slick!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 12:18 AM

that’s incredible!! wow!

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

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 12:24 AM

That’s really nice, I am by no means a person who can carve, but I know what looks good and that does.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 12:24 AM

I forgot to mention it does not touch itself where it crosses.

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

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 12:45 AM

Wow this as unique as they get,good work.

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 01:02 AM

Very cool design! And good use of the wood- I’m guessing the outer walnut would hit the firewood box otherwise?

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 01:02 AM

Now see…. that part about the intertwined sections not touching is the part that confounds me. I started a project today trying to do a square knot effect and I used your spoon projects as a reference. I’m still trying to figure it out. I think I started with my wood too thin. Anyways…. cool project and well done.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 03:05 AM

Nice work JIm
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 03:53 AM

Cool carving & a cool box! Really creative and a fun project.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 02-21-2012 06:58 AM

That’s a brilliant bit of carving. Super job.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#11 posted 02-21-2012 11:27 AM

I like the box idea to hold it. Perfect fit

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 01:07 PM

Thanks again for the kind comments.
Terry – after the first couple of tries you will have it no problem.

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

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#13 posted 02-21-2012 02:06 PM

Very nice carving, Jim. And cool idea for the box. I just wish you would do one in birdseye maple. I think you would get hours of enjoyment from it;)

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#14 posted 02-21-2012 02:10 PM

very nice box…love the carved lid and wood choices!

that knot looks awesome, but impossible to carve…

hey, how do you clean up the glue joint INSIDE a box like this? I must be missing a little trick since mine take hours of sanding for that one joint…

thanks for sharing!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#15 posted 02-21-2012 02:33 PM

Chris- I think your correct…. its on my list. ;-)
Terry- I use a very sharp flat gouge, and basically just scrape it out.

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

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