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Cross for my Father In Law #1: Rough design and prototype

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Blog entry by Hrolfr posted 07-14-2008 02:25 AM 819 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Father- in- law is coming to vist next weekend from Vermont, he is a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and is very involved with the Catholic church. Well the guy was nice enough to let me marry his daughter so I figured I would make him a little something to take back home with him. ( he is going by plane so it has to be smallish)

SO here we go…..

First the rough cut on the bandsaw

It is out of pine…. I decided to make is a bit thiner as the Cross was cut from 3/4 stock it is now close to 1/2”

Then I routed the edge using an Ogee bit…. it came out pretty cool I think…..

I am debating if I want to remake the Cross out of Oak or Mahogany or if I should give him the prototype I am working on( once it is finished) All in All I would say it was a good time in the shop today…............

Be safe everyone and thanks for reading!!!!

-- Hrolfr



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lew

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#1 posted 07-14-2008 02:29 AM

I’ll bet Mahogany would look really nice!

Great looking cross.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Russel

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#2 posted 07-14-2008 12:28 PM

I’m with Lew, I’ll bet that would look great in Mahogany, especially considering how nice it looks in pine.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Hrolfr

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#3 posted 07-14-2008 04:03 PM

Cool thanks guys… I am not sure why I didn’t think mahogany….. once I read your comments I was like um yes mahogany….. I am still going to finish out the pine version I think, but will be making one from mahogany for the gift…..

Thanks again

-- Hrolfr

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Taigert

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#4 posted 07-14-2008 04:08 PM

Why not both inlay the lighter color oak in the center with some really nice pattern?

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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Hrolfr

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#5 posted 07-14-2008 05:15 PM

Edc… cuase I am really not that good yet…... I am a pretty new woodworker and haven’t learned how to inlay…. maybe on a future version….. also trying to get this done to give this weekend ….. but very cool idea

-- Hrolfr

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