baptism cross

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Project by mjpierson posted 1866 days ago 1642 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

completed: March 2009

this is my fourth cross – this one for my third nephew and second godchild. I like doing them and it forces me to get shop time as there is a fixed deadline. each one has a unique design (and I get to try out some new approaches).

this is black walnut with maple laminated in between. one of the 4 arms does not fit as well as I would like, but suppose there is some symbolism in that.

finished with antique oil from minwax

back has inset plate engraved with full name and baptism date

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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#1 posted 1866 days ago

Outstanding. The contrasting inlay just makes it. Also like the flowing lines of the maple. Shouldn’t have told us about the one arm not fitting. Now we have to go look to see which one it is. We probably wouldn’t have noticed. Great work. I also really liked the earlier cross with matching clocks.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 1866 days ago

Absolutely beautiful – fantastic job. I love contrast and the flowing lines created by the maple…

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#3 posted 1866 days ago

I believe I read one time where native American weavers intentionally err in the patterns of their weaving because only the creator doesn’t make mistakes. Did you lam the maple before assembly or cut the cross and insert the maple, just curious.

-- “Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” General Robert E. Lee, C.S.A.

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#4 posted 1866 days ago

Wonderfully done.

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1866 days ago

It has a nice classy look to it.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 1866 days ago

looks great to me.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 1866 days ago

Nice Job Like the inlays

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 1865 days ago

Beautifl Cross. Love the Maple Highlight. What better reason to get shop time then this?

Experimenting and useing our imaginations is why there are sooo many new ideas floating around out there.

Thanks for shareing. Great job.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 1865 days ago

Simply beautiful… I love it. I really like the inlay.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 1577 days ago

That cross is fantastic! What a keep sake. The craftsmanship is awesome. Love the inlayed, is it all the way through?

Does the cross have any special sentiment to you personally or is it just a symbol for a baptism?

-- Eric Florida

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#11 posted 1245 days ago

great job, I dig it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 654 days ago

That is a very nice cross….I like it : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#13 posted 654 days ago

Very cool cross such great design.

-- Custom furniture

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