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Octo Knot (Celtic Knot)

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Project by woodsmithshop posted 762 days ago 2215 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to try a Celtic knot rolling pin, after seeing Lews instructions, my first try was of Maple body with Walnut Cherry, and Maple as the knot, it didn’t turn out too bad, my daughter has it now, my next attempt was a Walnut body, with Cherry, Canarywood, Sycamore, Maple, and Bloodwood as the knot with a different twist, I cut the corners off the blank so I had an 8 sided piece then using Lews method I cut 8 slots and had to do 8 separate glue ups instead of 4 to get this effect, I made a single slot for the Bloodwood,instead of the usual 3, it is kind of hard to get your head around it, but it does make an interesting looking rolling pin. thanks to Lew for his blog on this.

-- Smitty!!!





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 762 days ago

They look beautiful to me. Looks extremely well done. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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EmeraldDragon

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#2 posted 762 days ago

Beautiful!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 762 days ago

Neat effect. i have to learn that one. Great job!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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rustynails

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#4 posted 762 days ago

looking good

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lew

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#5 posted 762 days ago

You Done Good!!

I have thought about doing the 8 sided pin- thanks for showing me what it will look like.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Tokolosi

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#6 posted 762 days ago

Wow! Spectacular. Beautifull rolling pin.

I can imagine a coffee table or even full size table with legs like that would be nice as well. I got to get a lathe when I grow up. I think Im missing out.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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mmh

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#7 posted 762 days ago

I really love the complex design on a simple tool. Very elegant. I could use a one of these myself!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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ellen35

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#8 posted 762 days ago

beautiful work… this is really an eye catcher!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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ToddHolmDotCom

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#9 posted 762 days ago

Do you have any trouble with the knot weakening the wood? I recently made a small desk clock with a face about the size of a watch face and when I was drilling out the hole for the clock face the small ball that I had turned the Celtic knot into busted apart. I would imagine the rolling pin will need to be able to withstand some pressure. What kind of glue did you use?

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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woodsmithshop

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#10 posted 761 days ago

Todd, I don’t feel that it weakens the wood, since it is interlocked in so many directions, but that is my opinion, I use Titebond III
thanks everyone for all the nice comments.

-- Smitty!!!

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woodsmithshop

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#11 posted 761 days ago

one of the pictures makes the ends look uneven, and one side longer than the other, the ends and length are all even, I guess it is the angle I took the picture at.

-- Smitty!!!

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lew

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#12 posted 761 days ago

Smitty,
Getting the ends even is the most difficult part of making these.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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SASmith

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#13 posted 761 days ago

Wonderful.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 718 days ago

Nice work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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