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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-07-2015 06:29 PM 989 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I met this lady who worked at an antique shop and we were talking about making wood things and she asked if I made crosses. She said she would like to have one with her daughter’s name on it and about this size. Her daughter passed away.

I made it out of mahogany and the lettering was done by Randy Smith, the shop instructor from the high school. It is 15” tall and 10” wide and finished with Danish Oil. It may be buffed or recoated with an outdoor finish depending on where she wants to put it. This will be a Christmas gift to a lady named Sara.

I updated the photos. The cross is to be placed outdoors in the ground so I added 2 stainless steel rods to the bottom and finished the cross with Helmsman UV resistant Poly

Cheers, Jim

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





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UncleStumpy

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#1 posted 12-07-2015 07:10 PM

Very basic and very pretty. Most people want something gaudy but I think this one is more appropriate.

Randy is very talented!

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 12-07-2015 08:18 PM

You did a very nice job on this, Jim.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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peteg

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#3 posted 12-07-2015 09:20 PM

Nice collaboration Jim, Bet Sara will be very happy with this reminded of a loved one
cheers
pete

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

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 12-07-2015 10:12 PM

Very nice Jim.

-- 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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#5 posted 12-07-2015 10:22 PM

Nice one.

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

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#6 posted 12-07-2015 10:27 PM

Nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-07-2015 11:12 PM

Nice tribute to this lady’s daughter Jim….well done and two thumbs up on the teamwork part as well!!

-- 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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scrollingmom

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#8 posted 12-07-2015 11:39 PM

Very nice.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-08-2015 12:27 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Hi Ray, it sure is nice that Randy has a CNC router to do stuff like this for me. He does beautiful work on many items.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 12-08-2015 02:01 AM

Nice cross Jim, should be really appreciated.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#11 posted 12-08-2015 02:22 AM

Nice work Jim. Things like that are hard for me to do sometimes.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 12-08-2015 03:20 AM

Thanks Bob and Dave. Sara had a tear in her eye when she asked me to make it!. I don’t know the details about her loss.

cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 12-08-2015 05:01 AM

Nice gift. It’s such a sad story.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 12-08-2015 05:52 AM

Very Nice, Jim!

If she would finish it for outdoors, what would you recommend that she use?

Very NICE… for a good use too…

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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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 12-08-2015 12:16 PM

Thanks Ivan and Joe.

Hi Joe. It is oiled already so I might coat it with clear lacquer or UV resistant Poly.

Jim

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

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