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Knotty Problem.

Post by plaques » 08 Mar 2014, 19:50

Inspired by Mick Toon’s recent carvings and also by Stanley’s threat to get back into the shed again. I found this piece of wood thrown out by a joiner. Once I had started work on it I realized why it had been thrown out. It had a knot in it.
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Post by Bodger » 08 Mar 2014, 20:07

Its a 'granny knot ' ?

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Post by plaques » 08 Mar 2014, 20:37

I know. It was an old piece of wood.

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Post by Stanley » 09 Mar 2014, 05:45

This is possibly the most surreal post we have ever had.... Have you lot stopped taking the pills? (I love it....)
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Post by Cathy » 09 Mar 2014, 09:47

Looks almost Celtic to me... I've been around for a while.
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Post by Tizer » 09 Mar 2014, 10:01

Perhaps it's knot what it seems to be!

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Post by PanBiker » 09 Mar 2014, 10:24

AKA box, reef, granny or thief same knot but depends how it's tied, or carved in this case!
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Post by Cathy » 09 Mar 2014, 10:30

The first knot isn't quite right, the second one is your attempt Plaques.. ??
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Post by Gloria » 09 Mar 2014, 10:34

Knot your average type of knot.
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Post by Tizer » 09 Mar 2014, 10:38

To make it he took two suntanned boy scouts, rolled them out into narrow rods then threaded one through the other.

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Post by PanBiker » 09 Mar 2014, 11:51

Knot on your Nelly, or your Granny :wink:
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Post by plaques » 09 Mar 2014, 20:39

Thanks everybody for the comments. Some good replies in there. Quite amusing. I'm beginning to feel quite normal again.
I was a little disappointed that I didn't get a Shakespeare quote. Clue.. To Be or...

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Post by Tizer » 10 Mar 2014, 09:15

You've made wooden knots but can you make a wooden chain? It's knot that easy, you know!

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Post by plaques » 10 Mar 2014, 12:32

There are some very good examples of wooden chains on Google images. For some reason they appear to a very popular subject. May be something to do with bondage but we'll not go into that on OG. Don't want to give the site a bad name. One of the main problems associated with wood carving is getting the correct type of wood in usable sizes. It doesn't grow on trees you know!

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Post by Tizer » 11 Mar 2014, 09:58

Bondage is what posh folk in the south of England ask for when they want something to wrap around a sprained ankle.

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Post by micktoon » 18 Mar 2014, 00:28

Hi Plaques, I have not ( or should that be Knot :grin: ) been on the site for a week or so, hence late reply. I like the knots you have carved, do you know what type of wood it is ? I have seen a few people at the carving club carve the chains, the chain ends up about twice as long as the bit of wood starts off as when you remove the center of each link the bit of wood grows in length. Its really clever when you see it done but just a case of doing each step at a time and being patient. Ther will be things on the net and probably You tube about it if you wanted to have a go :grin:
Happy carving , Cheers Mick.

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Post by Stanley » 18 Mar 2014, 04:34

Mick, read first post with irony alert switched on.....
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Post by plaques » 18 Mar 2014, 08:55

Thanks Mick, A piece of mahogany type wood. Don't know the exact species, as I said a joiners off cut. Not a favorite wood for carving with a tendency to split and splinter if you work it in the wrong direction. More of a draftsman than artist I try to do things that are a bit different to normal. This summer I've promised myself to finish off three old British motor bikes I've been neglecting. Some more junk to put in my pyramid when I go.

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Post by Stanley » 19 Mar 2014, 05:27

My apologies P! I didn't realise you had made it! All my fault, grovel, grovel......
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Re: Knotty Problem.

Post by plaques » 19 Mar 2014, 12:45

Knot to worry Stanley. All my own work. Made it out of my head and I've enough wood left to make another.
(The old one's are the best!)

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