|Project by recycle1943||posted 08-10-2016 06:35 PM||602 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Several weeks ago my wife and I was asked to dinner by the family that has had me making the Tabernacles. The dinner was to be Friday evening then was changed to Saturday afternoon with Fr. Nathan celebrating Mass.
Problem was that they didn’t have a cross which is one of the mandatory items. Soooo, I just happened to have some barn siding that I’ve been hoarding for a special project. What coulsd be more special ?
I ripped 2 pieces from a 1 1/8” thick x 14’ wide board that was just the right length (6’3” ) Not being as talented as most on here I did use power tools to complete the cross by cutting the half lap joint with my DeWalt 20v cordless and for some reason it was near perfect as the picture shows.
I used 2 pieces of 1/2” rebar in conduit straps, one in the center and the second on the side to keep the cross fron pivoting.
I attached 2 pictures of the cross and 2 pictures of the Mass. The third picture is Fr, Nathan at the alter, the cross behind him and one of my Tabernacles to his left.
The fourth picture is the group that attended. Our host is on the extreme left of the picture and hostess in on the extreme right. I am over Fr. Nathans left shoulder and my wife is fourth from the left
Wish I knew how old the barn siding was – -
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them