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    2 Knots = 1 Pen



    A Perfect Fit BP pen in curly maple with a bloodwood centre band.

    Finished with 7 coats of 4 hr. dry poly applied over 3 days.
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    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    hey mac could you give us a tutorial on how to do the celtic knots that your using for these pens? the check is in the mail
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    Just beautiful....
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    Mack, the fit and finish are flawless! It looks great, the lower knot on the nib barrel is a little smaller to match the smaller diameter of that barrel, the center band puts it all together! What are you using for glue on these knots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Mack, the fit and finish are flawless! It looks great, the lower knot on the nib barrel is a little smaller to match the smaller diameter of that barrel, the center band puts it all together! What are you using for glue on these knots?
    I think Jonathan said it all when he says flawless Mack.

    Just love these pens with the knot in them. and the color contrasts are real neat and eye catching.
    cheers

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    Fantastic pen, Mack. You definitely have the Celtic Knot figured out perfectly.
    Thanks for showing it.
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    The pen is a beauty Mack. Love the knots.
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    [QUOTE=Jonathan Shively;161436]Mack, the fit and finish are flawless! It looks great,
    the lower knot on the nib barrel is a little smaller to match the smaller diameter of that barrel,
    Hi Jonathon; Both knots start life the same size. As I turn down to the smaller dia. of the nib barrel, that's the consequence.
    the center band puts it all together!
    That's exactly the outcome I was hoping for!
    What are you using for glue on these knots?
    I used thick CA since the knot is a 3 part sandwich of guitar pick guard (.090 in. th.) and I wasn't certain if a wood glue would hold everything together.
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
    It feels great to sell a pen,
    It feels even greater to give one to a friend!

    If your presence doesn't make an impact;
    Your absence won't make a difference!


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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    hey mac could you give us a tutorial on how to do the celtic knots that your using for these pens? the check is in the mail
    Hi Larry; No cheque would ever be required!

    But here's my legit concern, to date 67 views, 7 replies, 2 of them are mine, 1 is yours, and 1 is Rob's.

    I'm not sure there is enough interest in learning how to do it as there is in looking at it.

    To put a tut together that provides the complete instruction so anyone can do it requires a tremendous amount of work. i.e. writing, picture taking etc. I just like turning pens.

    Please don't take this as being selfish on my part. If anybody has a real interest, and wants to visit me in my basement workshop, I will gladly take whatever time is necessary to show them what is required to do a knot such as this.
    Mack C. in Brooklin ON
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    well then mac,, what length do you need for a pen blank i got some ugly wood that needs your attention
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