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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-28-2015 10:36 PM 1524 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These crosses were cut out of the scraps from another project. I was searching for templates and found these 2 cross templates and decided to use up the scraps in a little different way. Instead of a live edge on the outside, I put the live edge on the inside- the knot hole. It gets progressively smaller from left to right. Four 1/8” pieces were sliced out of the 4/4 piece of walnut.

They are finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Woodbutcher3

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 10:42 PM

Very clever and touching.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#2 posted 11-28-2015 10:52 PM

Great job!

-- 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 11-28-2015 10:54 PM

Good move putting the knot hole in the center Jim…it makes them very distinctive!!! Nice work as always 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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#4 posted 11-28-2015 10:54 PM

Those are really nice looking.

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#5 posted 11-28-2015 11:06 PM

Nice Jim. Great wood too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 11-28-2015 11:31 PM

Brilliant!

It gives a whole different look. What are you going to do with them? Gifts? ‘Tis the season!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#7 posted 11-29-2015 12:37 AM

Boy you sure know how to use up those scraps Jim, nicely done& authentic looking :)
pete

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

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#8 posted 11-29-2015 01:27 AM

Beautiful crosses.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 11-29-2015 01:47 AM

COOL!

I like the way you used the KNOT.. Very unique… Love it!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 11-29-2015 02:22 AM

Different take on ‘live edge’, Jim! Beautiful crosses. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 11-29-2015 02:46 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I’m giving one away tomorrow and the rest will be taken to the craft show next Saturday. They were knot much work!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 11-29-2015 02:50 AM

Four crosses from a 4/4 piece of walnut, nice planning Jim.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 11-29-2015 02:53 AM

Hi Dave. I resawed them with very little waste. The other half is what I saved for the project I’m making for Christmas gifts.

Jim

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

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Yuval Eitan

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#14 posted 11-29-2015 10:13 AM

Knot much work… BUT SPOT ON!!
Was it done on the bansaw, or a scroll saw? Or mannually all together?
Real nice!!
Now… how ‘bout some Star of Davids?..... Here’s a challange for you… I know, I know…. not much of a market for those on Christmas…. haha…
Happy Thanksgiving and merry Christmas, all !!

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#15 posted 11-29-2015 10:33 AM

Jim, Beautiful work. All look good but I particularly like the two crosses with the traditional pointy edge.

Regards,

Cliff.

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

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