Celtic knot

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Project by woodworker59 posted 10-19-2012 09:12 AM 1484 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I would like to start by saying thanks to Curt from Carterswhittling for turning me onto Mary May’s carving school online.. she has some great videos of carving technique. I used one of those videos to create this little wall hanging for my daughters birthday”She loves it”. Its made of Hondo Mahogany. I don’t have all the tools that Mary has, but was able to reproduce this with little difficulty after watching her vid.. Job well done to Mary May and a big thanks to Curt… hope ya all like it.. it was fun to do, and only took about 5 hours.. its 19” long and 3 1/2” wide, each knot is 5 1/2 inches long and I used Mary’s template for it. She not only provides instruction, but also a tool list and template for each class that she teaches.. I agree with Curt, anyone who is interested in adding carving to there skill list would do well to invest in Mary’s classes.. its really very cost effective in that you can have monthly access to the entire site for only $10.00, a one week pass is $5.00 and the whole year is only $110.00… so its really easy to pick up some really good instruction for very little investment.. thanks for looking Papa

-- Papa...

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#1 posted 10-19-2012 10:36 AM

Very nice carving. You’re going to have to buy more tools now, aren’t you?
Yeah, you know it.

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#2 posted 10-19-2012 11:01 AM

Nice work on the carving. Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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#3 posted 10-19-2012 02:08 PM

that is beautiful and I love that choice of Wood. Excellent idea about the carving classes. I might just do that. thanks

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#5 posted 10-19-2012 08:56 PM

Beautiful carving.


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#6 posted 10-19-2012 10:35 PM

thanks for the kind words, to answer the question, YES I am going to have to buy more tools.. isn’t that always the way.. you start something and need more tools.. I don’t mind cause there more hand tools.. can always use more hand tools.. thanks again… Papa

-- Papa...

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