Hand crosses

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Project by Chaplainrandy posted 07-20-2015 02:32 AM 983 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are some of the hand crosses that I do. The main reason for posting these, is they are what started this hobby for me. I had been given one, and decided that they might be a nice thing to give in the hospital and decided I wanted to try and make them. I like them because of the connective aspect. The wood is unfinished, so it is the oils in the hand which finish them, thus, whoever holds them, their oils are mixed together in finishing the wood.
When I first started trying to make the cross, all I had was a used 25 dollar scroll saw and a dremel tool. Fast forward to now, these were made with using five of my machines; my new hybrid saw, planer, band saw, Excalibur scroll saw, and a router with a round over bit. All these have been purchased this year. That is a pretty good year.

-- Randy

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#1 posted 07-21-2015 06:44 AM

These are very thoughtful gifts, Randy. How big are they? I like the diagonal orientation of the grain. From humble beginnings…I’d say you’ve had a very good year! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 07-22-2015 12:06 AM

Thank you.
They are only a little over 3 1/2 inches long. I usually cut them from a four inch piece of stock which I have cut down to about 5/8 thick.

It has been a great year of enjoying working with wood.

-- Randy

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#3 posted 07-22-2015 04:00 AM

I like the wood grain angle also.
They look like they would have a nice feel to them to keep in the pocket!
Thanks for sharing! ~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#4 posted 08-16-2015 10:19 PM

Randy, just a reply to your comments on my bowls from a board, hop on the net and look up “Carole Rothman
Bowl from a Board” she is good and lots of info. Interested when I saw your hand crosses, I have ben asked by the Chaplain at a local hospital if I could do some holding crosses for his patients, 2 variety of crosses and birds, have enclosed a pic of my first efforts.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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