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Turning Pens into Cash

Layout the Shaft Shape
Marking blank
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To lay out the shape of the
lamp shaft, align the "2" diam."
mark on the pattern with the middle
intersection of two rings.

Layout the Shaft Shape

Now, to the lathe

Turning the blank round reveals the Celtic knot. (Follow the instructions in issue 177 for turning the lamp [Photo F]. Aligning the pattern as shown above centers the knot where the shaft tapers away evenly in both directions, keeping the knot symmetrical.)

To buy the complete plan and patterns for the Turned Lamp, go to and type "turned lamp" in the search box.

Watch a Celtic knot being created in a pen blank using a bandsaw instead of a tablesaw at

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Dave at WOOD wrote:

Looks like the link got lost when we changed to a new video player on our site. Here's where you can view Alex's video. Sorry for the confusion. Dave at WOOD

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