Cross for my Father In Law #5: Success!!!

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Blog entry by Hrolfr posted 08-04-2008 03:09 AM 863 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well after having bought a new router and a good bit….. No problems on the fresh cut out cross….. just zip zip zip no burns great finish… the cross is not finished yet still sanding and wipe on poly to go but it looks good to me thus far…....

Stay safe everyone and thanks for reading

-- Hrolfr

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#1 posted 08-04-2008 04:44 AM

Great work! Looks like you have those early problems licked now!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#2 posted 08-04-2008 04:52 AM

Great job we all knew that you could do it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 08-04-2008 06:39 AM

Awwww, Sweet sucess. Looks great.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#4 posted 08-04-2008 12:26 PM

Looks really good. Sometimes you just need a little practice and a couple new tools. Heck, what am I saying, you always need a couple new tools.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#5 posted 08-05-2008 06:11 PM

Thanks guys….. some exciting news… one of the girls I work with wants to commision a cross for her mother….. I have no idea what to charge…. she wants something slightly different then this cross ... she wants a cross to be on a stand rather then a wall hanger….. also I work with a minister that has asked for me to make him a cross like the one I am currently working on for his office in the church …....

Will prolly post for some help on what I should charge the woman …....

I have to say my head is kinda spinning I mean I felt that the cross looked good but I never thought someone would want to buy something I have made

-- Hrolfr

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#6 posted 08-05-2008 06:17 PM

It’s way cool when people want your stuff. Congratulations.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 08-05-2008 06:17 PM

That’s just excellent. From troubles to commissions…good save indeed!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 08-05-2008 10:19 PM

Great Job!!

The ultimate compliment of your work is when someone asks you to make them one and they offer to pay for it!!


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

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Rob Drown

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#9 posted 06-05-2009 03:02 AM

People love wood and admire it worked. If they pay for it they will appreciate it.

That is for real success!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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