Celtic Knot Jayaruh #310

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  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I am creating this brush for @wristwatchb . I am using Brazilian Rosewood for the handle and birch for the Celtic knot. I have to make four cut and glues to prepare the handle to be turned. I am using a 35 degree angle for the cuts utilizing a gig that I made for that purpose.

    This is after the first cut and glue sequence.
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    Another angle. There four clamps holding it tight.
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    This is after I have cleaned up the two cut and glues. Ready for the third cut.
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    Clamped after the third cut and glue sequence.
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    Cleaned up after the third cut and glue.
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    After the fourth cut and before the gluing.
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    This is the final glue and clamp sequence.
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    Now the handle will sit over night. I will turn it the next day.

    I have a silvertip badger on order. I have also ordered a gold cross that I will inlay on the bottom of the handle.
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    Today is turning day. Here is what I got done. I think it turned out very well.
    Ready to go.
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    Starting to take shape.
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    Almost done.
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    Fresh off the lathe.

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    Hole for knot is created.
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    Just for show.
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    Ready for finishing.
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    Now I am waiting on the knot and the concho to finish it off. I have started the hole for the concho, but I will wait on its arrival so I can determine the best depth to set it. In the picture below I put a quarter in the bottom where the concho will go. The knot and concho are scheduled for a Thursday delivery, so that is when it will all come together.

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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful work. I have avoided Celtic knots in my pen and bowl turning due to the necessity of getting those pieces perfectly matched up. You did a great job with it, producing an exceptional brush.

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  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Very nice Jim.
     
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  4. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    That is excellent work that you did there Jim. Looks great.
     
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  5. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Very nice Jim!
     
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  6. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    Really, really nice.

    I can turn handles, pens, stoppers, pepper mills etc., but I don't think my precision work is up to the level of those cuts!
     
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Jim, the brush is stunning! Thank you again for your master craftsmanship and hard work!

    This one is going to friend of mine who is just getting started with DE shaving. This will be his first brush, and I doubt he'll ever have a finer one in his den. :)
     
  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Update: After one coat of polycrylic, I wanted to take some pictures in the sunlight so you can see the rich color of this brush. Now, I am wanting to make me one for myself.

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  9. BigMark83

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    It almost looks like you know what you're doing.
     
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    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

  11. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    Make one for yourself, you deserve it, after all you've given plenty away.
     
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  12. Shadow Shaver

    Shadow Shaver Well-Known Member

    Wow...that is absolutely stunning! You truly are a master craftsman. Congratulations on another beautiful piece.
     
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  13. Latherin’ Luddite

    Latherin’ Luddite Well-Known Member

    Fantastic job Jim. That’s one beautiful handle.
     
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  14. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very cool...
     
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  15. Rhody

    Rhody Active Member

    Wow
    a work of art
    Amazing
     
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

  17. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    This one is gorgeous Jim! :happy096:
     
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  18. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Very impressive Jim. You are unbelievably creative and taletented.
     
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  19. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    Might be your one yet!
     
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  20. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    The concho arrived today, and I installed it into the bottom of the handle. The knot is scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

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