|Project by DakotaHeirlooms||posted 11-08-2016 07:04 PM||403 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
Like other posts on the same subject, I was volunteered and had no idea of what a Unity Cross was when I was asked to make one for a family friend. I found some commercial ones on the web and stumbled on the Lumberjocks discussions. After some thought, I came up with my version: Photo #1 shows the assembled Cross; Photo 2 shows all the pieces involved; Photo 3 shows the vertical part of the cross (represents the strength brought to the marriage by the Groom?); Photo 4 shows the horizontal part of the cross (represents the balance brought to the marriage by the Bride?), Photo 5 shows the cross (made by another old friend of the bride, made by welding concrete nails together), and Photo 6 shows the base of the assembled cross, representing the foundation that consists of the Church, relatives and friends, ... A small bolt is welded to the cross; When the cross is assembled during the ceremony, a wing nut (should be easier for the nervous groom) is used to secure the cross the nail cross to the wooden cross. A nut can be substituted for the wing nut later. I suggested to the bride that she have the Best Man carry extra wing nuts in the event that the nervous groom drops one during the ceremony. I think the project is simple enough that detailed plans are not required.
-- Harry Sorenson