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Project by Bearpaw posted 07-01-2015 11:50 PM 908 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have a mission trip planned in July to Pittsburg, Pa. Only trouble is I have to pay for it. I have made other items in the past to pay my way on other trips. In looking for things to make I wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive.

The wood is African mahogany from the old pews removed during the last remodel of the church. So that was free.

I was able to use two of my shop made tools on this project. I enjoy doing that.

I am looking to have 20 made and sold for this trip. The first picture is some of the finished one. There is no stain, just shaker can spray lacquer for a finish.

The second picture is those in different stages of finishing. I used my homemade kerfmaker for the half lap joints.

In the third and forth picture I am using my homemade Dremel router base to cut the line separating the letters. I take a narrow point Sharpie to accent the cut. The last picture is the router base. I posted that back in January of this year. It has had 2276 views.

A fun and easy project and I hoping and praying the mission trip does well. We will be working with a church planter. He and his family have been in the area for a year. The building they are using needs some repair. That is what I will be doing. We have 16 replacement windows to install.

If you live in the Pittsburg area and would like to help, message me and I will give you the information.


-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-02-2015 11:48 AM

Beautiful crosses and a real neat way to produce them. good luck on the mission trip.

Cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 07-02-2015 05:44 PM

Bearpaw, these are really nice/

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 01:36 AM

Nice crosses and beautiful workmanship. I have a positive feeling that you are going to be fully sold out pretty soon!!

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#4 posted 07-03-2015 02:02 PM

Great project. God Blessed you with skill of woodworking and a heart for missions.

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#5 posted 07-04-2015 08:15 PM

Can’t beat the combination of woodworking and missions. May God bless you for your servant heart.

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#6 posted 07-14-2015 02:33 AM

Those are really cool. Do you have any left to sell? I hope the mission trip goes well.

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#7 posted 07-14-2015 04:04 AM

ZXDrew – I have sold 22, given away 3, just had an order for 7 from one person on top of the one she bought. Have maybe another 9 that people have talked to me about. I have raise $420.00 toward the trip. Paid my way and one other person’s way. The other money will go toward getting saw blades sharpened and other needed supplies for the shop. You may have seen the Welcome Center Desk that I built. I build the odd ball things needed around the church. Take a look at the grill project. We leave this Saturday morning, so keep us in your prayers.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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