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Celtic knot cutting board (idea from degoose's board)

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Project by Mrmyke posted 03-18-2013 01:03 PM 3325 views 37 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The boards 14 1/4” x 14 1/4” x 11/2”. I used Purple Heart, mahogany and ash as the accent strips.
The bottom of the board has rubber non skid feet

I got the idea from degoose from some of the incredible patters he designs/ completes.

If I were to do this project again I would make sure I had all the wood I need ahead of time. I grossly underestimated the amount I would need causing for a lot of headache. I would also create a plan oppose to just looking at a picture and going with it.

Thanks for looking. Mike.

-- mike





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 01:14 PM

Excellent workmanship, Mike.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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indgreg

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 01:42 PM

man that is sharp would love to attempt a board like that but still think out of my leage lol. great work

-- greg indiana

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 02:05 PM

Great work, Larry ( Degoose ) inspired me over 3 yrs ago with his tumbling block board. Its a honor to call him a friend. Along with Marc ( The Woodwhisper ).. , So I blame them for my addiction in making cutting boards. LOL

This board and Pattern is sweet, the colors flow well and fits together nicely! Look fwd tomore….

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

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cbehnke

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 02:55 PM

fantastic work! i recently did an open weave pattern that was a degoose homage. i want to try the “Knot” pretty soon.

The knot looks more complex and exacting than the open weave so I expect a lot of expensive wood scraps and sawdust. Sometimes the scrapped attempts make good pen blanks…so at least I have that going for me.

the color choice is superb…couldn’t be better IMHO.

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BTimmons

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#5 posted 03-18-2013 03:11 PM

That’s just crazy. My hat, if I had one, would be off to you sir.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Joe Weaver

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#6 posted 03-18-2013 04:36 PM

great looking cb

-- Joe, Ga

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Mrmyke

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#7 posted 03-18-2013 04:57 PM

Thanks guys appreciate all the kind words. Hopefully my girlfriends
Mom likes it as much.

-- mike

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Dave Dufour

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#8 posted 03-18-2013 05:22 PM

nice job

-- Dave, from Canada, http://simplywoodproducts.ca

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MrFid

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#9 posted 03-18-2013 06:29 PM

May I ask how long it took you? It’s beautiful

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Mrmyke

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#10 posted 03-18-2013 06:51 PM

Honestly I couldn’t put a number on the time it took. I did a few hours here a few hours there. I did it over two weeks so I could work. If I had to guess maybe 25-30 hours ?

-- mike

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 03-18-2013 07:19 PM

Mike, that is an outstanding piece. You really hit a home run with this one.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Marty5965

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#12 posted 03-18-2013 08:20 PM

Awesome. I hope she’s not going to cut anything on that!!

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 03-18-2013 09:58 PM

That is really beautiful. lots of work put into that board

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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MarkTheFiddler

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#14 posted 03-18-2013 10:58 PM

I’ll take 3! Beautiful work!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 03-18-2013 11:38 PM

Very Nice! Beautiful wood combinations.

-- Dennis Zongker

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