Celtic Knot on a Celtic Pen

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Maple and Mahogany on a Keltoi pen kit.
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That's a beauty Alan. Very, very nice. I have stayed out of the recent "Celtic Knot" fuss as it is not a design that really moves me. Did it and moved on. BUT, I do look for equal triangles within the knots, upper and lower alignment for the inlays, and alignment for the inlays. Your pen is excellent on all accounts. It is interesting that I usually prefer veneers to "smooth" the edges to break up any visual issues - yours' has no veneers and looks excellent! Very well done.
 

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I too am far from being done with this design because there is many other aspects that can be done to enhance it if you put your mind to it. As I said I have one on the table now but I suffer from boredom at times and move on to other projects. I just started 2 other pen designs that actually are taking more time than I realized. May have to put these on the side because I had to order some more material to complete. But I will spin the knot I have made some time this week. I want to try a couple other design changes to it also.

I like the precision on the knot and looks like you followed the opposite side numbering system for a lack of a better name for it. It works well with the kit. Thanks for showing.
 
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I like the precision on the knot and looks like you followed the opposite side numbering system for a lack of a better name for it. It works well with the kit. Thanks for showing.
Thanks John. I made my first Celtic Knot pen a couple of years ago and at that time had read somewhere recommending cutting on the opposite side after the first cut, so that's what I did and continue to do.
I look forward to seeing your latest ones.
Alan
 

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Thanks John. I made my first Celtic Knot pen a couple of years ago and at that time had read somewhere recommending cutting on the opposite side after the first cut, so that's what I did and continue to do.
I look forward to seeing your latest ones.
Alan
That to me is how it was taught to me many years ago when that design hit the forums. I still think it is the best way to make look symmetrical. I got the blanks turned today and just need to polish and put on kit so maybe tomorrow. My feet get tired along with my back if I stand in one place too long so I do things in steps. Working on 3 other real cool pens if they come out the way I envision. Testing my casting abilitys.
 
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That's a beauty Alan. Very, very nice. I have stayed out of the recent "Celtic Knot" fuss as it is not a design that really moves me. Did it and moved on. BUT, I do look for equal triangles within the knots, upper and lower alignment for the inlays, and alignment for the inlays. Your pen is excellent on all accounts. It is interesting that I usually prefer veneers to "smooth" the edges to break up any visual issues - yours' has no veneers and looks excellent! Very well done.

Unlike Mark I'm about all things Celt :). It's in my blood (and also tattooed on my arm). Great looking pen. If you've still got it in about 4 years I'll stop by and take it off your hands (or buy it from you) after my visit to Scotland. Great job!!!
 
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