|Project by Greg Markus||posted 04-11-2007 04:05 PM||2004 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
I made these crosses because I just thought the brass needed something behind it and it was therapeutic as well.
I made the walnut cross (my first project back into woodworking) after my Dad passed away in 2005. I was sitting in the living room looking at the cross hanging on the wall and I just decided it needed something more. My Dad had had some walnut out in the garage that “he was always going to do something with” and I figured what better use than to set his cross in it.
I got the pattern idea from the sympathy cards that I was helping my mother go through at the time and I took it to work and blew it up on the copier that we use. It was a foil cross so it got a little screwy on me when I copied it. that’s why the ends look a little lop sided. I fixed that on the 2nd cross that I did (my grandmothers) which I thought would look good on Maple. I redrew that one so that I would have a better pattern to work from.