|Project by KevinH||posted 01-16-2015 01:39 PM||1162 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
A good friend asked me to make a cross to use in his wedding, which happened a couple of weeks ago. He only had two requirements: (1) that it have some “heft” to it to convey the weightiness of the crucifixion, and (2) that it incorporate a half-lap joint similar to an outdoor cross we had recently admired. Beyond that it was up to me.
I used a half-lap joint, but I complicated the build by beveling the sides of the cross about 5 degrees. That seemed impossibly tricky until I learned how beveled window mullions are joined with half-laps. The inlay pieces were the most time consuming part of the project. The walnut base was pure fun!
The cross can be displayed freestanding in the base, laid on a tabletop or hung on a wall (keyhole slot).
The cross is made of red oak, with walnut, pearwood, purpleheart, primavera, and makare mottle in the inlay. The base is walnut. The finish is five coats of lacquer.http://lumberjocks.com/projects/new#
-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley