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SAVING THE CROSS

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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 06-05-2014 02:06 AM 1358 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A glass cross did not survive the 36 hour journey from NY to Sydney. The American visitor asked me if I could save it. I said: For sure. Simply, I replaced the glass cross with a wooden one I made out of African winge.
It looks even better than the original one. The real historic cross is made of timber, anyway.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....





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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 06-05-2014 02:13 AM

Agree with you Sam, the wood looks better than the original glass cross. Nicely done and your visitor should be happy with your work.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#2 posted 06-05-2014 02:13 AM

The dark wenge provides an excellent contrast to the image. Well done Sam!

Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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mikethetermite

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#3 posted 06-05-2014 03:06 AM

The African winge looks great, nice save sam.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#4 posted 06-05-2014 03:31 AM

A great save Sam

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 06-05-2014 04:34 AM

The wood cross does look better… More contrast…

Beautiful job…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 06-05-2014 11:45 AM

Beautiful job on that cross, Sam!! It looks much better with wood like the real cross!!And a good choice you made….................cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-05-2014 01:41 PM

Excellent work Sam, and you got to work on my favorite person and my savior.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 06-05-2014 02:06 PM

Huge improvement! The dark wood is so much better than clear glass.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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lew

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#9 posted 06-05-2014 02:47 PM

Ditto what Steve said. Beautiful save!

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

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#10 posted 06-05-2014 06:53 PM

Wow a great job well done ! and a big thumbs up for saving the day.I too prefer the wooden cross. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 06-05-2014 10:33 PM

that’s better Sam, just doesn’t look right on glass
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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