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Project by Keith Fenton posted 09-10-2014 07:08 AM 1239 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Crosses and ornaments always seem to be popular with our customers, and even though we have a few different cross ornament patterns already, it has been a while and lately we have been asked a few times to come up with some new cross designs.

I like drawing geometric designs and crosses are one of my favorites. These were made in 4” tall ornament size, but I think most of these would look good enlarged to a much larger size and hung on the wall or mounted to a stand.

The cutting is straightforward. Normally I would have stack cut two layers at a time with this thin wood to give more resistance to the blade making things easier to cut, but I tried cutting just one layer since the backs were easy and the fronts were cut from Jatoba, which is very hard. Both woods are about 3/16” thick. I like to use 3/16” for most ornaments just to reduce the chance of breaking delicate pieces in the process.

I am really happy with how they turned out, although I do need to try and get better pictures. I had trouble getting the color to come out right.

The pattern and instructions for this design are available on our website.

-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com





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#1 posted 09-10-2014 08:31 AM

Very nice Keith.
Crisp and clean design.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 12:08 PM

these are really nice keith, i like the design and the double stack is a great way to display these, as always i respect your cutting ability and find these rather beautiful .

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 12:27 PM

Super nice Keith. You’re a good scroller as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 01:20 PM

Nicely designed and very attractive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 01:27 PM

Thank you guys!

-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 01:59 PM

Keith, this is really nice work and I love the patterns.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 09-10-2014 02:47 PM

Great scrolling. I looked at your projects and got ll excited. I’m pretty knew to the scrolling end of woodworking so your work in quite an inspiration. My I ask, what is the diameter of your dream catchers?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 02:49 PM

These look really nice Keith

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#9 posted 09-10-2014 03:50 PM

Beautiful set of ornaments, Keith! Really like the way the woods contrast and highlight each other. Thank ou for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Keith Fenton

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#10 posted 09-10-2014 04:26 PM

Thanks again for the kind words everyone.

PaulDoug – The dream catchers are just about 3” diameter. Of course you could always enlarge them if you wanted.

-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com

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#11 posted 09-11-2014 03:26 AM

I love these crosses Keith. I’m looking forward to using the pattern!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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