A Couple of Celtic-influenced Projects

celtic knotworkI don’t always post holiday-themed projects, but hey – with my heritage, I can’t pass up the opportunity to share some Celtic knotwork in celebration the Emerald isle.

So here are a couple woodworking articles from our archives that feature Celtic carving (though the “Peasant Chair” has a distinctly Moravian flavor to all but the carved back).

Both the “Celtic Love Spoon” and the “Peasant Chair” predate our digital files, so I’ve provided PDFs for download below.

PeasantChair.pdf
CelticLoveSpoon.pdf

The chair had a “pull-out plan” in the issue, that I wasn’t able to scan. So I took a picture instead (click on it to see it larger):

And may you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

— Megan Fitzpatrick

P.S. If you’re looking for a more involved Irish project, check out the June 2012 issue – the “Sligo Chair” featured on the cover, by Don Weber, has it’s origins in the 16th century. The carving at the top of the back is just gorgeous.

4 thoughts on “A Couple of Celtic-influenced Projects

  1. mikeholz

    Thank you for the peasant chair plans !

    I’m probably overlooking something but I don’t see a pattern for the carved back. Is there one?

    Thanks,
    Mike

  2. captainjack1024

    Thank you very much… my wife loves love spoons (okay, that’s an awkward sentence construction). I want to tackle that sort of project, so this is a wonderful find. 🙂

  3. pmac

    Tis a fine and noble thing you’ve done lassie. A fine and noble thing. May Saint Patrick himself bless you and may you tools be forever sharp and never stray.

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