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Old 12-03-2018, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default A few 8-loop Celtic Knots

I've had these done for a while, but I had not taken the time to take photographs. Short summary is that I mill stock to an octagon, cut the kerfs with a 1/16" kerf circular saw blade in a table saw, and fill the kerfs with the "rope" material.

First up is stock white oak. The knot material is aluminum flashing and two shades of blue dyed veneer. The knot angle is approximately 52. Finish is CA.



A closer look at the knot. What looks like ghosting near the finial is some kind of shadow or reflection.



Next is stock black walnut. The knot material is purple and yellow dyed veneer. Knot angle is about 52. The color contrast isn't as striking as I was hoping to see, but it's probably the most technically "perfect" knot I've made. CA finish.



A closer look at the knot, showing that darn ghosting shadow or reflection.



Last is stock cherry. The knot material is black and orange dyed veneer. Knot angle is 45, which I think is a little too compact.



I like how the orange veneer end grain gives the appearance of a rope.



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I think those are the best knots I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Your precision is incredible Brian. Each is superb artistry.

I agree that the 52 is possible more visually appealing, but the 45 is still way cool.

There are multiple opportunities for alignment errors with knots this complex, but you have them mastered quite well.

Excellent.
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Job well done. I like making the Celtic knot and may have to give these a try. Yours are an inspiration. Thanks for showing.

Is there a sequence that needs to be followed or can you just go in order??
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Very beautiful work !!! . Seems to me that you scored in a fairly recent BASH contest !!

A question ... same as John just ahead of me ... would you specify the sequence (rotationally) in which you construct your 8-knot Celtics ? . I realize that it may be difficult to verbalize the answer, especially in text. . But if we think of the "top" peak of each one, and if we think of the octagonal "base" construct, then we can identify an angle at which the peaks occur ... 0, 45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270, 315 degrees ... and then it might be easier to specify the order in which you cut them. . Thanks.
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Very nice! The first one is my favorite, the colors pop nice. The others are great too. I would like to see one like this on a capped rollerball or a single barrel. Personally I'm not a huge cigar fan. Regardless, I think you were spot on with your choice of plating.
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Quite nice.


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First one gets my vote . Colours are perfect . Agree with you on the rope effect on the 3rd .
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Great, someone else to hate! Those are awesome!
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I love them all! The blues are my favorite, the grain in the orange veneer is perfect!
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