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Project by JoeinGa posted 07-27-2015 08:17 PM 1408 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Edit … OOPS! I meant Calvary, not Calgary! Thanks for the heads up Russ ! ...

While I was digging thru the scrap pile I spotted a piece which had been broken off the end of a longer board. When I first got it I could see the tire track where someone had run it over with their vehicle.

There was a 1.5” wide piece which had split along one edge that was almost 9” down the long side, and the short edge was jaggedly broken upward and left. So the piece you see on the right (the larger cross) is just as I saw it. Somehow the very top of it reminded me of the cross. Only took me a few minutes on the bandsaw to turn that jagged edge into something that resembles a rock mountain.

On the oak crosspiece I used a rasp to make some rough slashes to resemble the lash marks on Jesus’ back, then I cut the pieces for the 2 small crosses from a narrow piece of walnut and glued them to the back of the “mountain”. The lower front piece is a piece of old pine that I beat with a hammer and chisel and splashed some dark stain on it.

When I posted the piece yesterday that I titled “Son Rise” I was first going to call it “Calvary”, but THIS piece reminds me a bit more of Calvary (or Golgotha ) where Christ was said to have been crucified with the two thieves. .
Here’s another shot of the front

a side view

And the back

. This piece is just about 12” high and almost 10” wide.
Thanks for looking…

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#1 posted 07-27-2015 08:29 PM

Excellent, Joe. The darker wood for the smaller crosses emphasizes their distance, and makes the hill seem bigger than it is. What an imagination you have. I just thought of a new tagline.

For most people, seeing things that aren’t there is known as psychosis. In woodsmiths, it’s a

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#2 posted 07-27-2015 09:00 PM

At Sun rise I missed two crosses. And see here they are.

Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 07-27-2015 09:06 PM

In the Woodworking Projects Gallery your project is called Calgery. ;) I always thought that Jesus died in Isreal.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 07-27-2015 09:22 PM

Thanks Dutchy. I got fat-fingered on that one. I fixed the error.

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#5 posted 07-27-2015 09:30 PM

Well imagined and engineered, Joe. Is the backer board the same as the previous project?
Great tagline, Mark.
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 07-27-2015 09:32 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.

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#7 posted 07-27-2015 11:23 PM

Very nice, Joe, and an excellent reminder sorely needed in today’s world.

-- Brent H. --"This retirement stuff is hard work. I need to go get a job so I can get some rest!"

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#8 posted 07-27-2015 11:52 PM

These are turning out nice Joe. I think you’re on to something. A great way to use up scraps too.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 07-28-2015 01:21 AM


-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 07-28-2015 02:53 AM

Howdy Joe,

You definitely stepped it up sir. It’s perfect.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 07-28-2015 04:31 AM

something special…thanks Joe

-- bambi

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#12 posted 07-28-2015 06:32 AM

Joe…I have never had an eye for art. Most of the time I simply don’t get it…. I get this one buddy…nice job sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 07-28-2015 07:10 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone.

Candy, I’m actually not too sure just what the board is. I received it in a pile of wood that was given to me. It’s almost 11” wide but is cupped the whole length.
At first I thought it was cedar because it is SO red. But one cut and I knew it couldn’t be cedar, no smell whatsoever. So I’m guessing maybe it’s red oak?

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#14 posted 09-13-2015 11:21 PM

Absolutely love this! :D

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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