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Project by Bob Collins posted 09-01-2015 12:20 PM 1016 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the last couple of months I have been making these holding crosses for the Chapel at the local hospital, they are given to critically and seriously ill patients to cling on to. Gave me the opportunity to use up a lot of wood that was taking up space in the shed and also the feeling that I was doing something to help others. Pic 1 is the first batch I delivered and pic 6 the second delivery. Rather fiddly to make and the Dremel took a bit of skin off the fingers and when I passed them on to the Chaplain I told him the crosses etc. had already been well and truly blessed.

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

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#1 posted 09-01-2015 02:04 PM

These are very nice and for a worthy cause. God Bless.

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 09-01-2015 03:20 PM

Great pieces for a real good cause!!

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

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#3 posted 09-01-2015 06:39 PM

Indeed a special cause and having fun while doing it. Very nice.

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

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#4 posted 09-01-2015 06:49 PM

A very special cause, which I’m sure is appreciated by those who receive your work. You have a good heart my friend.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 09-01-2015 08:55 PM

Hi Bob I have never seen the crosses for the hospitals before,great idea , uses up some scrap and bring comfort to the ailing


-- NSBruce

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#6 posted 09-02-2015 07:22 AM

Hi Mate, sometimes it’s great to just let spirit guide your hands towards others in need of comfort, it’s a good feeling, well done Aussie
cheers Bob

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

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#7 posted 09-02-2015 12:15 PM

Well Done Bob, a very noble project…..That will give a lot of comfort to a lot of people. The Bird Carvings are beautifully crafted also. A Top Effort!!!!!!


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

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#8 posted 09-02-2015 01:16 PM

Good going here Bob, funny how a small thing like this can light up a face, I know the feeling, as I get the same results with my google eyed key chains.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#9 posted 09-03-2015 12:40 AM

Thank you for doing this Bob, what a wonderful gesture, which I an sure is greatly appreciated.

-- 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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