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Project by Scrappys_Squirt posted 05-11-2009 08:10 AM 2962 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the cross I made for my mom for mothers day. It is Purpleheart (yes, I know it doesn’t look purple) with walnut trim. It is approximately 5 and 1/2 inches tall. Dad ( “scrappy” on here) showed me how he made his crosses, and we cut the purpleheart to the right width, the glued on the walnut trim. After it was dried good and planed down so everything was flush, I used the jigsaw to square the ends and cut the arms to size, then cut out the walnut where the arms were to be attached , glued them on, drill pressed a hole in the back to hang it and put a coat of wipe on poly on it. The poly proceeded to turn it a dark shade of almost burgundy red instead of the purple that it was before the poly I wish I had taken a pic of it before to compare. well I just wanted to post my latest finished project, I’m still working on my “manbox” for my husbands birthday, hopefully it will be done by next weekend. Feel free to comment or critique anything you think could be better.
Thanks for looking Amanda

-- Amanda

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 08:17 AM

Well Squirt, Sory it didn’t stay PURPLE I know how your mom likes that.

All in all I think it came out very nice.

Was it nice to get a project done in just a couple of ours and not take as long as a box?

Glad to have you working with me in the shop.

And for all who are wondering. I (almost) only played teacher on this project. Gave instructions and help but, did not do very much of the work at all.

The Squirt is getting the hang of the tools. ( i’m loosing shop time!) :-)

Glad to have you here.


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

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#2 posted 05-11-2009 08:21 AM

Very nice, I bet mom LOVED it.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#3 posted 05-11-2009 10:36 AM

Looks good from here. I’m sure she loves it.

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

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#4 posted 05-11-2009 05:05 PM

a great gift well made

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#5 posted 05-12-2009 01:18 AM

Very nice gift for Mom. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 05-13-2009 02:29 AM

Nice job… Talent runs in the family!!!.... Good to see a father and son working together… Great gift…

Thanks for posting …


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#7 posted 05-13-2009 03:41 AM

Thanks for the nice comments everyone, my mom loved it. oh, flcopper I’m actually his daughter :)
thanks again everyone here is great

-- Amanda

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