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  • Another Celtic Knot Trivet

    This may be the last of my Celtic knot trivets. It still has to have a final sanding and Danish oil finish. Getting the over-and-under look with palm chisels and sandpaper definitely took longer than the cutting. The grain of the oak piece didn't help either.
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    Nicely done. I like the effect of the over, under. Would it be easier to accomplish this with a rotary tool? Just wondering.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Very tidy piece.

      Those palm chisels certainly look a nice tool - now on my ever growing list of tools needed.

      I imagine the corner lines causing the most problem?
      Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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      • #4
        Rotary tool

        Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
        Nicely done. I like the effect of the over, under. Would it be easier to accomplish this with a rotary tool? Just wondering.
        On the first trivets I did try a Dremel with a small sanding drum. It was hard to sand at the angle I wanted and often too little space for the sanding drum. Worth trying though. I also used some burrs with the Dremel. I concluded the palm chisels and sandpaper did the best job even if it took longer.

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        • #5
          Most Difficult Part

          Originally posted by Mayo Farmer View Post
          Very tidy piece.

          Those palm chisels certainly look a nice tool - now on my ever growing list of tools needed.

          I imagine the corner lines causing the most problem?
          Cutting (with palm chisels) against the grain to get the over-and-under effect was the most difficult part.......particularly when carving into open grain like this oak piece had. That takes much more sanding to do.

          I didn't cut the corners with the scroll saw because I was concerned about the strength of the trivet. It was pretty easy to cut into the corners with the small chisels to get the look I was after.

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          • #6
            Well at least you gave it (rotary tool) a go. This turned out nice. Perhaps some basswood instead of Oak is in your future.
            "Still Montana Mike"

            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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