Crosses for neighbors

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Project by SgtSnafu posted 01-18-2010 03:50 PM 1851 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made four of these crosses – three for neighbors as Christmas gifts, and the last one my Mom got…

Because of my lighting it is tough to tell in the first picture – but the same angle that is cut on the ends is cut on the face for visual effect. The second pic shows it some… To hang it I have used a key hole bit into the bottom of the maple spacer at the top of the cross.

The woods are Padauk, Wenge, and Maple. The finish is spray lacquer, two coats of gloss then one of satin.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 03:57 PM

This is really nice. I am getting ready to make a cross and possibly a new podium for my Pastor. I have been looking at different designs and such, this one is one of the nicest I’ve seen, great work.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 04:48 PM

That is very nice.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 05:03 PM

Scotty, Love your design for the cross. They turned out great.

-- John @

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 08:29 PM

that is BEAUTIFUL.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 09:20 PM

good job

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 01-19-2010 07:45 AM

Fantastic cross. Love the design. Great wood choices also.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#7 posted 01-19-2010 01:46 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind words.

I played with the Wenge that I got from you during our gathering, and liked the look and workability of it… Soooo… I went and purchased more to make these crosses and now have around 8 bf on hand for future projects.. ;-) Thanks!

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#8 posted 08-11-2010 08:31 PM

Those are sooo cool, what a great design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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