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Very nice, I think that looks very cool.
I have made them before with a 'Celtic Knot' but have never seen this technique.
Do you mind sharing how you did it?

Steve
 

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What I have done on these is to cut a 45 on my miter box on a peice of 2 1/2" square stock by 20". Then insert the contrasting wood and glue it up. After 24 hours you are ready to make the next cut. The next cut is different on each one of these pins. If you want the X to lineup you have to cut the width of the insert out to make the X. If you simply dissect the first insert with your cut you will end up with the crosshatch pattern. Then insert the other piece of contrasting wood and glue it up. I wait at least two days to turn the pin. Most of the time I will glue up at least 10 blanks before I start turning them so they have plenty of time to set.

Since you will be glueing at angles that wood is not meant to glued at you need to know that they will move. You may be able to feel a joint line one day and not the next.
 
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