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Celtic Knot Box

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Project by SisQMark posted 02-21-2012 07:25 AM 1294 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone, here is a box that I made awhile back that I modified with the Celtic knot carving. This box is made with yellow heart, padauk & wenge for the inlay on the top. I coated the top with epoxy to cover the carving to make it smooth. It measures 3”x 3”x 2 1/4” high. The last picture was taken before I did the carving. I finished it with about 5 coats of tung oil. I used a rare earth magnet inside the lid as a means of closure. Thanks for looking & happy wood working.
Mark


Here is a picture of the inside for those of you that wanted to see it.

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





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JoeyG

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 11:51 AM

Cool box Mark. Covering the carving with the epoxy was a good idea. Not only does it look great but it will be forever safe from dings.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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

Nice box & very smart way to protect the carving, good job

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

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Roger

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 12:32 PM

really nice wood combo/s. I’m likin the Celtic knot. did you pour the epoxy over the entire top, like pouring cement?? thnx. I’d be curious on the mix, and wow, it’s perfectly clear, like glass

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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3Gwoodguy

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 02:23 PM

Love it man! fine work. I love boxes and celtics stuff so you nailed it for me. Thanks.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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Philzoel

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 03:03 PM

Very nice boxes. I like the last one best. Can you show me the inside?

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 03:07 PM

These are very nice and good job on the carvings

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#7 posted 02-21-2012 04:30 PM

Super looking box nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SisQMark

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 06:51 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys.
Roger- Yes all one pour, I used the same stuff as I did for the butterfly project.

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

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SuburbanDon

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 12:28 AM

As my son would say, that’s sick. Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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SisQMark

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#10 posted 02-22-2012 02:25 AM

I posted a picture of the inside for you guys that wanted to see it.

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

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MacSteveT

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#11 posted 02-24-2012 03:33 AM

Very nicely done. Love the idea of using the rare earth magnet for a latch!

-- "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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SisQMark

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#12 posted 02-24-2012 03:49 AM

Thank you MacSteveT, The magnet works great too!

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

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