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Old 11-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Six Ring "Celtic Knot"

This was my second attempt with a six ring. The first ended tragically with a sever case of CA glue disease. The pen was made from northern Indiana mystery wood with a Padauk knot. I was happy with my workmanship but not so happy with the pen. I saw this knot in the wood before I started and really thought it would be turned away since I started with a full inch blank. After all the work (and time) in making the knot I had to finish it no matter what. Lesson learned.
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i think the knot is gorgeous, and the fact that it didn't explode is a huge bonus
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I agree. It's too bad that the knot interfered with your design work. But, I think knots add character to wooden pens.
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Well done! And I agree with the others--a plain piece of wood would make a better palate for your knot. How about a piece of Bethlehem olive wood that doesn't have a lot of grain?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Naughty knotty not meant to be

Why would not you love your wood knot ?
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Very unique and gorgeous!
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Great pen Dale, fantastic precision.

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I like the knot. "Character".

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I like the knot and the pen
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for your kind words. I guess I just wanted the pen to look the same all the way around and the knot spoiled that for me. I learn from the experts on this forum and read sometime back the thread about what to do with your "seconds". I considered this pen a "second" because I wasn't happy with it. Sounds to me like beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that's who should receive this pen. I will find it a home and make me a new one.
Thanks again for your input.
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