Celtic Knot Seam Rippers

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Project by Lazyman posted 01-21-2018 02:30 PM 910 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a couple is simple seam rippers made for friends using a kit from Woodcraft. I’ve been wanting an excuse to try making a celtic knot. Both are made from salvaged wood. The lighter colored one is made using crepe myrtle from a neighbors tree with walnut and red oak inlay. The other is pecan salvaged from a flood in Comfort, TX with walnut and silver maple inlay. A fun little project for your friends who sew. The inlay process takes most of a day to complete because of the time it takes for the glue to setup between each set of inlay. The crepe myrtle is a great wood for turning and the pecan grain really pops once you put a finish on it. Both are finished with CA.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 03:28 PM

Very nice work.

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 02:41 AM


Those sure beat the $ .69 variety that I use. They look spectacular!


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#3 posted 01-22-2018 02:07 PM

Nice Nathan. Love the knots!

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#4 posted 01-22-2018 03:09 PM

Knice Knots!

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 01:22 AM

Thanks guys. Fun to make and a great way to use up some scraps, including some leftover strips of veneer. Hopefully the shapes I chose turn out to be comfortable to use. If nothing else, the ripper pulls out of the end and can be used without the handle so I know it won’t go to waste.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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