Method

1 Paste the enlarged template onto the timber and cut round the outside using a scrollsaw or hand fretsaw. Take particular care around the head and feet and make sure the corner cuts are nice and sharp. 2 Transfer the lines of the design onto the timber, but don't transfer all the chest feather details at this stage, as they would disappear during the initial shaping. 3 Begin roughing out the shape of the eagle, reducing the depth of the front leg by about half and the back leg by about a...

Method Of Woodcraft

1 Ensure that both sides of the timber for the cross are perfectly smooth and even - if not. plane where ncccssary and sand with medium or fine sandpaper. Stick the template onto one side of the timber using spray adhesive. 2 Drill pilot holes into each of the central shaded areas of the design to allow blade access, and make the internal cuts. Make sure that the points where the ring and cross meet are sharp, by cutting in from opposite directions -do not cut the corner in one sweep, as this...

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His final project is made up of three bathroom fittings -toothbrush holder, towel ring and toilet roll holder -which are decorated with fish and mermaid motifs. Fish appear on Celtic mctalwork such as coins and cauldrons, and on many Pictish stone carvings, particularly in the form of a salmon. In Celtic mythology the salmon represents knowledge and wisdom. In Irish mythology, a particular Boyne River salmon was said to be empowered with great wisdom and whoever was first to eat its flesh would...

Celtic Woodcraft Templates

Drill with bit to match brass screws 32mm (i V'-iin) flat wood bit for hole cutting 8 As you come to a bunch of grapes, reduce the depth by only I-2mm C i6-V in) and re-draw the three circles. Cut out the small triangle formed at the centre of the circles using a chip knife or craft knife then round each of them over to form a ball shape. Again, shape the stem into the grapes. The grapes can be made to look more realistic by undercutting them slightly, using a small gouge to remove a little of...

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He eagle is associated with strength and wisdom, it appears many times in illuminated manuscripts as an evangelist symbol for St ohn. although in The Book of Durroiv the eagle is used to represent Si Mark. In Durrow. the eagle Is very stylized, having a perfectly round head and eye facing right, with a forward facing body. In The Hook of Kelts the eagle appears much more frequently, giving the opportunity for a far greater variety of designs. Some eagles are depicted with four wings, and one...

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Light Reflection Projects Mirrors

is said that there arc two ways of spreading light, 'to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it'. This project uses mirrors to reflect the candlelight many times the larger mirror offers a continuous reflection and, as the candle burns lower, so the lower mirrors reflect the flame. This way. one small flame can spread its light in many directions. Candlelight does more than dispel darkness it represents powerful symbolism in many faiths. Candles are lit for remembrance, for worship, for...

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Celtic Spoon Designs

i r f Materials Photocopies of Setter templates 3A-3E, as required see pages 89-93 , enlarged by 125 Por each initial, a piece of timber approx. SO x 110 x 25mm CVi x 47 x lin Some letters may require wider or narrower timber Piece of wire 70mm 2Y,in long, 2mm v-iini diameter he previous two projects have demonstrated the method of carving knotwork in a fretwork style. This project shows you how to carve knotwork in ioW rellef, that Is, onto1 the surface oftftetimte Thisteehmque wiil fcte...

DessAGe board

Celtic Woodcraft

He border on this message board introduces a new style of knot work, instead of the opcn-wcave knotwork of the previous projects, here it is closely intertwined so that no spaces are visible between the bands. It is still possible to trace the path of each band that makes up each eternal knot, but it requires just a little more concentration. Concentration is also the key to successful carving in this project, in order to maintain the correct weaves of the bands but, once you master the...

Jigsaw Boxes

Celtic Woodcraft

His challenging piece comprises a set of five lidded boxes, which link together in a jigsaw fashion. The greatest challenge is to fit all the boxes back together in their correct place, with their matching lids, when the project is finished. Once all the boxes are set up together, the knotwork decoration on the lids forms one continuous thread weaving from box to box, so reinforcing the link. The continuity is intentional, a symbol of eternity. The equal-armed cross with interlace is a common...

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Celtic Round Hand Mirror Frame

The knotwork design for the trivet is made Lip of two bands, one which weaves its way around the design without any knots, and a second much busier band thai has all the work to do, looping back on itself all the way around. An alternative way to highlight the knotwork bands is to paint them in two different colours with diluted emulsion paint before varnishing. The feet of the trivet are similar to a lion decoration from The Book of Kells. He seemed such a humble and subservient creature, i...