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Experimenting with Celtic Knots

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Project by luv2learn posted 09-21-2018 07:29 PM 1007 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have seen other LJs post their projects incorporating Celtic knots in their designs. I always thought it looked cool but I had never tried it. So after watching several YouTube videos on how it is done I decided to try it. At the same time I was also experimenting making laminated blanks for turning. Photo 2 shows my effort in combining the two. I really like these design methods and it gives me an opportunity to use up much of my wood scraps. I love to learn!! Thanks for looking!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-21-2018 09:14 PM

Those are great Lee. Looks like you had a copy machine making them match perfectly. I also want to give them a try some day. I guess it will be a winter learning process.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-21-2018 09:57 PM

Very nice work Lee! Sometimes experiments turn out perfect just the ones I see here. Your work is always interesting. Love it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 09-21-2018 10:33 PM

Hi Dave, thanks they are close “but no cigar” as they say. I would like to build a duplicating machine for my lathe sometime.

Thanks Tony. Most of what I do is out of curiosity. I guess that is what keeps me going!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 09-21-2018 11:26 PM

They look really nice! The pattern matches nice and even. Hard to believe they are just tests!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 09-22-2018 10:13 AM

Love it!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 09-22-2018 02:01 PM

these knots look perfect to me GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 09-22-2018 03:06 PM

Thanks for the kind words Jeff. Precision isn’t one of my strong suits so I was pleased with the results.

Thanks Petey.

Thanks Tony, it is all in the prep work and the jigs.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 09-22-2018 04:28 PM

Cool theme, love those goblets.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 09-22-2018 07:23 PM

Very nice

-- bambi

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#10 posted 09-22-2018 10:56 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done Lee!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#11 posted 09-22-2018 11:37 PM

Gorgeous goblets, Lee!!!!!!! That came out super!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 09-23-2018 01:03 PM

Nice colour combinations. Looks like very successful experiment.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 09-23-2018 02:37 PM

Thank you to Rick M, Bambi, Rick S., Jim, and Ivan for your comments I always enjoy reading feedback from my fellow LJs.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 11-04-2018 10:22 PM

Amazing work, Lee! You have a good eye and the skills to make a set look like they were made off a duplicator.

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luv2learn

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#15 posted 11-05-2018 05:18 PM

Thanks Paul, I have wanted to do the Celtic knot design for a while I just didn’t know how. Thank you YouTube!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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