Maple & Walnut Cross

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Project by WWilson posted 01-13-2010 07:29 PM 1482 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Hard Maple and Walnut cross I made for a friend of my brother. He called me up one day and told me his friend had inquired if I could make a cross. So I sketched up an idea and emailed it to him (last pic) and then built it from there. This was my first time out with my Incra Miter gage (which I absolutely love) and the miters came out pretty good. I used my slot cutter in my router to cut the groove for the Walnut pannels. The sequence of cuts really matters when you do something like this. I would definately spend more time thinking out my steps if I made something like this again.

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 08:35 PM

I like how you mitered the Maple to meet in the middle. With that and the Walnut inlay, it gives it kind of a 3-d look.

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 02:22 AM

Really neat good job.

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 05:14 AM

Thanks guys. The Maple is 3/4” and the Walnut is 1/4” so there is about an 1/8” deep channel. I didn’t really set out to do that but it was the material I had on hand. It would have been easier to do a glue up of one consistent thickness.

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