Learning to carve this supposedly simple knot.

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The Möbius strip is a surface that has only one side. Hat tip to E-scoutcraft.

This one is from a 2×4.

Here’s a simpler project, another hat tip to BJ.

Carved from a single piece of 4×4, finished with danish oil.

This is the Borromean rings I’ve carved from a single piece of pine 4x4x4, finished with danish oil.

I got fascinated with carving this and similar “magic” objects after reading Bjarne Jespersen’s book *Woodcarving Magic. *I still find it a little mystical, perhaps because within any pair of rings none is connected to each other, but all together they are inseparable.

**See also**

*Geometric Tools for the Magic Woodcarver*(PDF) by Bjarne Jespersen