Next Generation Celtic Knot LL..!

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Project by degoose posted 07-08-2010 07:08 PM 9577 views 58 times favorited 60 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the next generation of celtic knot Lazy Larry in solid timber… the main weave is Queensland Red Cedar with a Silver Ash accent and the background is Camphor Laurel .. while the border is New Guinea Rosewood…

Just under 600 mm [24 “] in diameter…

I have included a photograph of the pieces prior to the massive glue up…which took me all of 7 minutes.. getting quicker at this…. of course a dry fit up to ensure it all went together as planned and a test run helped…
And my thanks go to Big Tiny for a pic of the corner celtic knot that was the inspiration for this LL… and his thoughtful suggestion to square off any round bits… for ease of cutting.. although I have thoughts of making curvy ones some time…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 07-08-2010 07:16 PM

Wow that’s cool Larry but I get confused looking at it when it’s together as to where all the pieces go
It looks fantastic.

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#2 posted 07-08-2010 07:20 PM

Wow, that would make for one heck of a Lazy Susan!

I’m just imagining what this thing looks like spinning around and around!

Please, Larry, I beg you… SLOW DOWN!

Actually, don’t slow down, (but do remember to sleep) because every time I see that you’ve added a new project, I can’t wait to see the pictures!

Another absolutely stunning piece.

I bet the 3-D Effect really pops in-person!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 07-08-2010 07:21 PM

I absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE the celtic knotwork….......... They have always intrigued me.
Beautiful work as usual Larry.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#4 posted 07-08-2010 07:23 PM

You know, when I first looked at it, I thought the first picture was maybe the board.

That might make for an interesting board? What do you think?

You could maybe call it something like: “Shattered Larry”, or “Deconstructing Larry”, or “Lazy Larry, Deconstructed” or something like that.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 07-08-2010 07:25 PM


Looking at your first picture, I thought you were trying to do one of my “pure random” boards after all! ;-)

As always, the board look fantastic – would you be willing to blog on your “tricks of the trade” that make your boardmaking seem so quick and painless? I, for one, would gain a huge amount of knowledge from something like that!



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#6 posted 07-08-2010 07:26 PM

7 minutes? I knew there had to be some explanation for the number of beautiful projects you turn out. I believe you have ingested some dilithium crystals and are stuck in warp drive! (Okay, you Star Trek fans know what I’m saying.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-08-2010 07:35 PM


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

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#8 posted 07-08-2010 07:39 PM

Terrible, just terrible!!

What am I supposed to do now! When my mom spots your project on here, she wiil want one, and the discount board I bought at the Dollar Store for Mother’s Day will pale in comparison. Now I wii have to disable Mom’s computer, so she won’t come across your project. Next time do something just awfull, because you are making us look bad.

Nice job, When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was a design on a pillow since it looked wrinkled, but this made me look at what was going on in the rest of your photos. Very sharp indeed, look forward in your next projects.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#9 posted 07-08-2010 07:40 PM

thats really awesome – great Lazy Larry!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#10 posted 07-08-2010 07:42 PM

It is a Lazy Degoose. Wow. Very nice.

Leader: “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!”
Crowd: “Oi! Oi! Oi!”
Leader: “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!”
Crowd: “Oi! Oi! Oi!”
Leader: “Aussie!”
Crowd: “Oi!”
Leader: “Aussie!”
Crowd: “Oi!”
Leader (much faster): “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!”’
Crowd (equally fast): “Oi! Oi! Oi!”

-- tim hill

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#11 posted 07-08-2010 07:50 PM

Zowee, Larry!! Are you having fun yet?!
It really looks like you’re starting to get the hang of that, by gum… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 07-08-2010 08:19 PM

Beautiful! I love it, Larry. Each board you create is more beautiful than the one before. You are amazing in your artistry, craftsmanship, creativity, and SPEED!

I’m still working on it—but a LOT slower than you. Gotta take my time to get right and make you proud… yeah, that’s a good excuse. Or maybe it will be my excuse to get a TW. Then THAT could be my excuse to build a bigger shop. LOL

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#13 posted 07-08-2010 08:19 PM

just great (of course) !

small suggestion ,
when i looked at the pictures ,
the mitered corners are like a tunnel behind the latices ,
if the small squares inside the smaller square were mitered too ,
and the center one a four way miter ,
it would have a long tunnel effect behind the latices .
and present it even more .

well done ,

what did you do with the 3 minuets you saved ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 07-08-2010 08:20 PM

AaaaaaaaaaaaaaHHH. so nice !

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#15 posted 07-08-2010 08:26 PM

Another great board Larry. I love celtic knots, and this is amazing. Great wood selection and layout. Thanks for sharing.

-- RayCurtis

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