Celtic Knot gifts

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Project by Eric_S posted 12-25-2011 04:40 AM 2185 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these for the in-laws along with the cheese size end grain cutting board I posted recently, . All of these are made with maple and cherry. While I love these two woods, I’m starting to feel I need a break from them lol so the next turning projects I do I’ll be using different woods. I just have a lot of it leftover from the nightstands so its all free :)

The stainless steel bottle stopper is from Rockler, but is actually a Ruth Niles one and is excellent quality. The cheese slicer is from Penn State Industries, and the bottle opener is from Rockler as well. All were finished with 3 coats CA/BLO, and then a coat each of EEE-Ultra Shine and Renaissance Wax.

Happy Holidays everyone.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 05:08 AM

Very nice gifts.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 05:22 AM

really nice gifts. those 2 woods go together nicely with all those

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 05:55 AM

“Knice knots”! Ditto on the Ruth Niles stoppers. They are all I use!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 06:52 AM

Thank you guys.

Lew, how do you put your bottle stoppers in? This one came with no directions but had 3/8-16 threading so I bought a matching threaded insert to use. Do you just drill a hole and glue it in?

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 08:39 AM

Very special gifts well done. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.


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#6 posted 12-25-2011 02:38 PM

Gorgeous! I hope the recipients appreciate the unique qualities and value of these gifts. You are a super son-in-law for sure.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 06:16 AM


I use two methods, depending on the type of wood used. Soft wood- I just drill an undersized hole and let the stopper cut the threads. For hard wood, drilled into the end grain, I drill and tap the hole for the stopper thread size. When tapping into the end grain, the threads usually do not cut clean and require a dab of epoxy to make sure the do not come loose. If I drill/tap into the “side” grain, the tap normally cuts clean and the stopper threads hold well- epoxy can still be used but may not be necessary.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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