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Project by Reidtired posted 07-25-2013 07:46 AM 865 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A while back I stumbled onto Lew’s Celtic Knot Rolling Pins. That looked pretty cool. I built the jig and made a few. They were a big hit with family and friends. One got donated to a local hospital charity auction. They really appreciated it. Then I started looking for other places to put the knot design. A friend suggested a pepper mill. I came up with this while enjoying a wonderful port from one of our local wineries. I used Claro Walnut and rock maple. It stands 9” tall and is 2.5” in diameter. Lew, thanks for the inspiration!

-- Reid, Northern California





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 08:10 AM

Love these… Great work!

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

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JJones98042

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 09:18 AM

Really beautiful project! Great job!

-- "Keep thy airspeed up, lest the earth come from below and smite thee." - William Kershner

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 11:58 AM

That is really cool….I did see the rolling pin project too. I don’t have a lathe so it is really hard for me to get my head round how that was done….would really like to know, looks complicated. great job

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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YoungWilly

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 01:02 PM

Reid: Very nice pepper mill, I like the bottle design, unique!

Dave: one must make a few angled cuts into the main stock, then insert a couple strips of contrasting wood. In a square stock, the result looks like a couple of X’s but when you turn it on a lathe, it gives you this design. Here’s a link to a blog that shows how it’s done: http://craobhcuigdeag.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Making-a-Celtic-Knot-Pen-Ed-Blysard.pdf

-- -- Measure twice, cut once; why, did the wood grow?

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Reidtired

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#5 posted 07-25-2013 02:31 PM

Thank you all. Dave, Lew has a great explanation on how to make the table saw jig, laying out the blank, and so on at http://lumberjocks.com/lew/blog/6094 . I modified his jig design a bit.

-- Reid, Northern California

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 04:15 PM

Very nice!!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#7 posted 07-26-2013 08:48 PM

Awesome pepper mill! Like the cool design and love the walnut. Great job!

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lew

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 01:23 AM

Wow! That is beautiful! You done good!

Of course you know, I’m going to have to copy this!!

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

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