Infinity Knot

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Project by Underdog posted 05-15-2022 12:42 PM 619 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I normally try to avoid commission work(asterisk), but even though I wasn’t sure I could pull this off, it was interesting enough that I wanted the challenge. So I gave it a good try, and I think it turned out well.
The tricky part was the bandsaw roughout so I could drill the second hole at a 45 degree angle. Like I say, it was a challenge.
An Infinity knot with a bazillion coats of wipe-on polyurethane polished to at least 4,000 grit with micromesh. Not sure what the buffing compound grit is, but it’s prolly close to 6-8,000 grit. The size is about 5-3/8” long x 2-3/4” wide x 1-1/2” thick.
This is made from the same mahogany bed posts that I made some finials(asterisk) from a few months back.

(Asterisk)I DO take on spindle work though. For some psychological reason I find it easier…

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#1 posted 05-15-2022 02:14 PM

Jim, not only is that a cool looking piece it looks to be a lot of determination in the making. Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 05-15-2022 02:33 PM

Nice, Jim. It has some similarity to a Mobius strip:

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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#3 posted 05-15-2022 04:14 PM

GREAT JOB :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 05-15-2022 10:33 PM

Nice job! Looks like it would work good as a fidget stick too. An expensive one, but still.

-- Just an old HVAC Tech blowin off some steam

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#6 posted 05-15-2022 10:55 PM

Beautiful piece Jim.
I love the finished piece but I also really like the second pic with all the texture.
Sweet knot!

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#7 posted 05-16-2022 01:45 AM

That is a very cool carving. I have to try carving one of these. Makes me wonder if it is doable with just a sloyd knife and a hook knife.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 05-16-2022 01:54 AM

Awesome job!
I’m trying to figure out how you approached this. Is it all hand carved after you cut a form at the bandsaw and the drilled the openings?

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#9 posted 05-16-2022 05:25 AM

Great project with excellent result. Making things that require more than just woodworking skill and include a fair amount of grey matter make a good challenge.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#10 posted 05-16-2022 11:18 AM

Beautiful, makes you want touch.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 05-16-2022 02:39 PM

That is a very cool carving. I have to try carving one of these. Makes me wonder if it is doable with just a sloyd knife and a hook knife.

- swirt

Surely it’s doable. Because I used my folding utility knife for most of the actual carving and then finished it off with a small carving knife.
But the bandsaw and drill press took a LOT of the work out of it.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#12 posted 05-17-2022 12:37 AM

Yup A challenge and then you have it to show off! Nice work and finish!

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

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#13 posted 05-17-2022 05:19 PM

A nice piece of woodworking!


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#14 posted 05-18-2022 12:53 AM

Very clever craftsmanship indeed

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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