|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-31-2016 12:26 PM||1028 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
This is a cross my wife requested out of desert wood. The cross and base are mesquite and the holder is the skeleton of an arm on a saguaro cactus that had died long ago. That piece is well over 100 yrs old. I made the cross to hook inside of a loop on the skeleton and all is glued together.
It is 12” tall and the base is oval 3” x 6 1/2”. I made the base by a slaunchwise cut across the log. I had to grind off what was left of the bark because the bugs did a pretty good job of eating all the bark and sapwood. The cross has the natural mesquite bark and has no bugs ( different log).
It is finished with clear lacquer.
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