Baptism Cross

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Our daughter was recently baptized and I made this cross for her room. I made my first cross for my nephew a few years ago and then for his brother, so it has become a bit of a tradition.

It is black walnut with maple. Finished with Minwax Antique Oil (always looks good on the black walnut).

With the “scraps” I made little clocks for her godmother and godfather.

This is my first project with my new Incra Miter gauge – sure made a difference with the 45’s at the center.

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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#1 posted 06-21-2007 03:52 AM

Beautiful presents for an important event in someones life. Nice colors nice inlay. Good overall woodworking. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 06-21-2007 04:03 AM

Very nice.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 06-21-2007 04:20 AM

Very nice.

Great Job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 06-21-2007 05:40 AM

Nice job – I like the lamination.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 06-21-2007 06:18 AM

Those are great!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 06-21-2007 01:03 PM

wonderful !!! treasures

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#7 posted 08-04-2007 02:44 AM

nice project … they will be treasures for sure

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 08-05-2007 04:13 AM

Congratulations! Nice gift!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 08-08-2007 09:23 PM

Beautiful – love the lamination technique

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#10 posted 03-08-2008 07:18 PM

GOD Bless Looks wonderfull.

-- Nick , North Carolina " If we trust in GOD he will never put us in a place where his graces will not protect us "

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#11 posted 03-08-2008 09:55 PM

Very nice. You are right, those miters really came out nice and tight.

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#12 posted 03-26-2008 10:40 PM


This cross is beautiful. The maple and walnut make a nice contrast to one another.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#13 posted 03-13-2011 01:42 AM

congratulations on your daughter’s baptism. Nice-looking cross and I guess there are no scraps.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#14 posted 05-05-2011 05:48 PM

hi! nice looking! I wonder how this were glued up?

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#15 posted 05-06-2011 02:58 AM

Jorge – basically you laminate the stock for the five main “stripes” – the center is a series of 45deg cuts that assuming are cut correctly from the same stock should line up. Glue up is done in four steps – one for each of the four center joints – clamps and I think I had some sort of make-shift jig to get it just so. It is tricky and requires some patience and luck.

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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