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Project by uutank posted 11-14-2014 10:13 PM 818 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone, Here are more crosses. I made these for my daughter for a up coming crafts show. I’ve been playing with rock inlay and these 2 are my first attempts..The green rock is called malachite. I found a few strands of this rock on amazon for like 5.00. I simply used a homemade rock crusher ( found the design on line) to make smaller and smaller pieces then flooded the channel with thin supper glue. Followed up with a brisk sanding till it seemed polished. I have to admit I need to do more research on the proper sandpaper as it went thru the stuff I normally use pretty quickly. The other crosses with metal I used “woods metal” ..it melts at like 220 and is easy to work with. I still have a ways to go with my technique as it seems amateurish but as in all things it’s the journey that is as important.
I applied a light stain and used glaze coat as a finish..which is a real pain to work with.
Over all I’m pleased with the results. Thanks for looking.

-- Ray,VA





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#1 posted 11-15-2014 03:53 PM

Nice crosses, what are the sizes of these, did you use a ship lap joint to join the cross arm, I need to make one, but the lady wants it to be 36” long, and wants it made from spalted wood to look old I guess.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#2 posted 11-15-2014 04:47 PM

These crosses are about 10 inches tall and 5 1/2 across… I used a cross lap joint for attaching the 2 pieces..
Most if not all my information comes from http://thecrossweb.com/ ” cross making 101” You’ll find a lot of great information ..regards

-- Ray,VA

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