Cemetery Cross

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Project by FatScratch posted 10-10-2009 02:09 AM 1811 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple grave cross made of cedar and the heart is purpleheart. It is made with a simple half lap joint and Titebond III. The edges have a simple routed detail (hard to see in the picture). I originally made it from cedar to let it weather naturally, but I liked the finished product so much I had to preserve it. It is coated with General Finishes Exterior 450 semi gloss. This is the first time I have used this product, but I have loved all the other General Finishes products I have tried in the past. I wiped on the finish, which went on easily. It has about ten thin coats and will hopefully last a couple years.

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#1 posted 11-02-2009 07:05 AM

Well done looks good

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-02-2009 07:44 AM

A great looking cross. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 08:09 PM

The cross was for my Dad’s grave. The cemetery sells cheaply made pine crosses, poorly stained and coated with interior grade poly, for which they charge $45. I couldn’t let something like that go on my Dad’s grave!

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#4 posted 03-06-2010 07:55 PM

Very nicely done. The purpleheart heart adds a nice touch. I have always been interested in purpleheart. Nice job!

-- Atlanta GA -

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