Celtic Knot inlay

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Bope

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I am wanting to try some celtic knots but wonder how to accurately make the inlay. How do you make consistent thickness strips of wood this thin?
 
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howsitwork

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I play with my bandsaw first .

Then sand or stick em to a plank of mdf and scrape or plane to thickness. Veneer might be a much easier way but I generally find the woods I want to use in my stockpile so do it the hard way 🤦‍♂️
 

randyrls

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Eric; Some time ago I made a jig that makes it dead easy to make the inlays and slices in blanks.
https://www.penturners.org/resources/celtic-knot-slicing-jig-version-2.430/

Version 1 is simpler and easier to make, Version 2 is more flexible but takes longer to make. Whichever you make the jig is married to the saw and blade you are using.

The only rule is to make sure the kerf matches exactly the thickness of the inlay slice.
 
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