MEANING: This is a stylized variation of the Knot of Everlasting Love. While wood burning a Peace & Love Celtic Christian Cross, Katrina was trying to accentuate the Heart in the Celtic Heart. Coop liked the variation so well that he is now carving that knot! The Celtic Heart is a variation of the original Triquetra Knot. The Heart shape evokes love and it is formed from one continuous line that represents eternity. This symbol expresses “Everlasting Love.”
Full size is 11.5 inches tall X 10 inches wide
Mini size is 5.75 inches tall X 5 inches wide
THE CARVING: Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.