Mans greatest gift( the cross)

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Project by Wayne Dailey posted 10-31-2014 12:15 AM 1266 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cross is made of Cholla Cactus and since they are hollow I put lights in it, behind it is ceder,& the outer frame is pine with a pour on finish.Thanks 4 lookin.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-31-2014 01:25 AM

Very nice work. Shows imagination.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 02:54 AM

looks cool! I have Ocotillo cactus that looks the same.

-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 03:56 AM

Hey Wayne,

Good idea. What kind of lights, battery or plug in. We get a lot of Cholla from So. Texas. My wife visits a niece in McAllen and it is everywhere. She wears gloves and loads the car. I am currently making a hunting knife with a curved Cholla handle filled with cast acrylic died dark green. Just did it tonight and so it hasn’t set up or cured. Tomorrow we can unwrap it and see what we got. I also make and sell a lot of Cholla canes. There is a 1/2” alum tube in the middle for strength I also make picture frames and crosses from it. Can’t find the cane picture maybe it will turn up later.
BTW, where do you get your Cholla?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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

Nice job and love that wood.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Wayne Dailey

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 11:53 AM

Good mornin Monte.I brought back a truck load from Pnx AZ in 2000 when I moved 2 Tn.I got the lights at Ben Franklin craft store.Luv the knife.Thanks 4 lookin

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#6 posted 10-31-2014 04:27 PM

Very nice!

Great Ideas and fine work!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 10-31-2014 05:56 PM

Like the title, like the project. Good job.

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