Pine Knots

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Project by thatlabguy posted 356 days ago 898 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are just two pine knots that I am finishing. I happened to see one website that used them as decorating accessories and I am wondering if anyone out there has done the same.


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#1 posted 356 days ago

You know, I see these all the time, and I been figuring out what I could do with them, since I am not a carver. They are tough and long lasting. I have done surveys in the forest where I have found a long rotten, remains of a log where there is nothing but a long mound of reddish dirt (the log has almost reached its complete decomposition). I dig into thes mounds and I find the buried intact knots like these that are still hanging around, The knots are almost the last thing to remain.

They are interesting and numerous in the woods, but I would also like to see a creative use for them.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#2 posted 356 days ago

Talk about not seeing the trees for the forest, I have been walking by these for quite a few years and ignoring
them. I am going to have to take a second look.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 356 days ago

Check out they sell them for carving! They even sell some books for carving these!
They make awesome Woodspirits!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 355 days ago

These are so cool! Never seen them before. One idea would be using them as horns on a helmet… Halloween is around the corner! Maybe also make rustic candle holders out of them with an appropriate stand. Do you happen to know the species of pine these knots come from?

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

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#5 posted 344 days ago

They’d make excellent tops for walking sticks and probably canes too, once carved down. Really neat wood!

-- Slice, whack, smack, bang bang, sploosh, scrape, done.

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