Carved a loosely tied knot

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 02-21-2012 02:00 AM 2393 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of years back I decided to try to carve a rope or somthing similar. Most people that look at the walnut knot, think I bent the wood.
Its fun to see the look on their faces trying to figure it out.
The figure 8 is carved from Iron wood.
Top is a double knot, not yet finished carved in Canary.
Lastly I saw a drawing online (not sure where) and thought I would try to carve it. I used scrap from a cutting board.
Just fun stuff!
Thanks for viewing.

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

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 02:04 AM

Incredible work.

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 02:29 AM

Those are excellent carvings, nice work

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

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 02:31 AM

The walnut knot is really cool!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 02:41 AM

Jim ~ Those are all cool but the walnut one is rock and roll! The piece I started today is a square knot in lilac and so far I see no way to make it fluid like yours. You must be cheating. <grin>

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

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 02:43 AM

These are great I don’t think Ive ever seen anyone carve a knot.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 03:37 AM

Very nice! I made a square knot from balsa wood back in the ‘90s, as a neckerchief slide. Balsa, yes, I cheated, it was easy to carve with X-acto blades. Yours are better than mine. I gave the square knot slide to a nephew who earned Eagle Scout.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 06:28 AM

Outstanding carvings Jim. Fun to do I’ll bet.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 11:24 AM

These are cool

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 12:28 PM

very kool. way to change scraps into pieces o art.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 02-21-2012 02:01 PM

impressive as always.

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

Wow! nice carvings. love the figure 8!

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

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 03:05 PM

These are nice carvings.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 02-21-2012 08:35 PM

Awesome carving.
If you saw my effort you would say I ought knot carve.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#14 posted 02-22-2012 01:38 PM

Cool work. From a Chippendale piece to a toothpic wood workers are truly a talented breed.

-- jerry

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