Carving a Celtic Clover Knot

2017-10-04T20:06:31-04:00 October 4th, 2017|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Celtic Clover Knot."

This 2 episode lesson shows how to carve a Celtic knot that resembles a four leaf clover. This a great lesson for understanding the importance of paying attention to grain direction, especially if you are carving in something less forgiving than basswood.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Size: 6"w x 6"h x 1/16"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; #1, 14mm; #3, 3mm; #3, 6mm; #3, 14mm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate


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  1. Mary Vietzke October 5, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Episode 2….can’t wait!

  2. Mary Vietzke October 6, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Are you going to be posting up Episode 2 soon?

    • MaryMay October 6, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      I add an episode each Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Patience, grasshopper… next week will be here soon!

  3. Rick Wells October 30, 2017 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I am brand new have not even held a chisel yet but I have ordered your starter set. I was wondering if you ever laminated wood together before you carve?
    like in this project the bottom board could be walnut and the top board a lighter colored wood like your butternut?

    • MaryMay October 30, 2017 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      Interesting idea. If you would do that, the celtic knot design (or butternut) could be cut out rather than the background lowered. Then this would be applied to a darker wood (as you mentioned walnut). The background would show up nicely. The work would end up being cutting the celtic knot on a scroll saw, but great idea!

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