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Project by jeffswildwood posted 03-21-2016 12:23 AM 1133 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cross my Sister in law asked me to build for the church she attends. She left the design up to me. I didn’t want to make just a basic cross and wanted to get a bit creative with it. I started with a 2X4 and did a lap joint for the cross. At this point I was stuck. I sat it down to work on another project until an idea came to me. When I sat it down it was on a piece of 1X6. I said “that looks good” and did some test fits and made a back for it. I had a bit of cove molding left over and tried that also. I liked the look and decided to border the entire cross. My SIL really liked the look. I hope her church does! The cross is stained with red oak, the molding with cherry and the back natural. Three coats of gloss polyurethane. Finished just in time to be mounted for Easter!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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#1 posted 03-21-2016 01:06 AM

Beautiful Cross Jeff.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 03-21-2016 01:28 AM

That cross is a looker. Hopefully, we all remember what the cross is for, that Christ saved all of us from our sins.

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#3 posted 03-21-2016 04:04 AM

Great looking cross Jeff. Amen.

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

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#4 posted 03-21-2016 12:30 PM

Thanks for the nice comments guys. I really enjoyed doing this project and was honored to be asked. I hope it lasts for years and is a source of faith and inspiration for everyone who sees it.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 03-21-2016 02:46 PM

It turned out beautiful and it has a wonderful plan with interesting lines. Love the contrasting stains.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 03-21-2016 02:59 PM

that is beautiful

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#7 posted 03-21-2016 04:21 PM

You have done a wonderful job Jeff, the cross is beautiful.

-- 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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#8 posted 03-21-2016 04:27 PM

Very nice cross.

Jim

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

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#9 posted 03-21-2016 04:29 PM

Thanks again for the nice comments guys. I appreciate them. The above comment has been forwarded to cricket (site admin) for removal and for the commenter to also be removed. I also flagged it as abusive. Removed very soon I hope!

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Comment appears gone. THANKS CRICKET!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#10 posted 03-21-2016 09:52 PM

A lovely cross it is, Jeff.
The comment you mentioned is, indeed, gone, thankfully. I don’t want to know what it said. One thing I have no need of is more boiling blood. Thank you.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 03-21-2016 10:36 PM

Thanks Mark. I really enjoyed making this. The comments I received from the church have really been inspiring also. The comment I spoke of earlier was really bad. Not a negative comment about my project, (that I could handle) but ….really bad! Luckily, I caught it early and very few saw it. I reported it and let admin do their thing.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 03-21-2016 11:01 PM

Nice job … no doubt the church will love it

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 03-22-2016 12:03 AM

Thanks Joe. From what I hear from my SIL, they did indeed!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 03-22-2016 04:24 AM

nice. Our church needs a new one. Someone made ours out of new 2×4 that hadn’t properly dried yet and over time it has warped… doesn’t look good. It is subtle, but I notice it. And it drives me nuts.

-- I do this for fun.

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#15 posted 03-22-2016 12:42 PM

Thanks Matt. If you wish to copy my design, feel free! I will send you the measurements if you like. Just ask!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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