Seven Crosses

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-21-2015 02:57 PM 1400 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started these after I found that last skinny one in my bag unfinished. Then I used up a lot more wood on the bench making some traditional and contemporary design crosses.
In the first shot the left 2 are rosewood, the next one is chestnut and the skinny one is cypress. The three on the bottom are female box elder. the biggest one is 15” and they go down from there

They are all finished with clear gloss lacquer

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-21-2015 03:03 PM

Jim, that is quite a variety and I would imagine that these will be great sellers.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 04:27 PM

Nicely done—I particularly like the one in the middle of bottom row, and bet it would look great in rosewood.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-21-2015 04:33 PM

I like those different designes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-21-2015 06:34 PM

Jim, I may not be the most religious man around but these are great. For some reason I can’t take my eyes off of the last one. Well done!!!
Oh and thanks in advance for your rack idea. I just had one of those moments where the wood talked to me. Just need it to dry out a bit.

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

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#5 posted 08-21-2015 10:50 PM

Great variety Jim, something there for everybody’s taste :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 08-21-2015 10:52 PM

Like the crosses Jim, nice designs. I have been asked if I could make some Holding Crosses for the Chapel at the hospital where I go to the gym for rehab on the hip, they give them to the patients some who are terminal.
Have been doing some from left over wood in my spare time and will post some shortly. Joke: I have finally achieved the ultimate where “people are dying to get hold of my work”. Bottom one of your on the left are the type and small birds.

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

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#7 posted 08-21-2015 11:51 PM

Very nice, Jim. How does one tell a female from a male Box Elder? It’s a serious question. I’m not making a joke. Certain trees I know. That one, I don’t.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 08-22-2015 12:48 AM

Jim, Those are great. You never know what you’ll come “a cross ” on LJ’s. (This is the part where you laugh)

-- Jim, Ca,

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#9 posted 08-22-2015 01:29 AM

Very nice Jim, they are all beautiful but my favourite one is bottom right.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 08-22-2015 03:02 AM

Beautiful, Jim. The second rosewood is elegant. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 08-22-2015 03:22 AM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. I’m glad some of you even picked favorites. The top 4 are my design and the bottom 3 are from Google when I searched for images of crosses. I printed them from there and made templates out of cardboard in case I get requests for more from some other woods. I got to use my kerf maker for the top 4. It worked like a charm!!!!!!!!!

Hi Bob. If you need designs for crosses, Google cross images!

Hi Mark When I searched for red box elder, a tree expert at one of the tree cutting services told me that only the female box elder has any red in the wood. That and osage orange are my two most favorite woods of all of them.

cheers, Jm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 08-22-2015 03:39 AM

Beautiful Crosses Jim. They each have their own character.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#13 posted 08-22-2015 07:15 AM

Great variety Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 08-22-2015 03:00 PM

I like them all but the bottom one on the right as I look at the picture is my favorite.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 08-22-2015 03:22 PM

All very nice Jim. I like the last one on the bottom the best

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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