Gift Cross

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-19-2016 04:57 PM 1285 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to make one cross for a gift and when I went looking for some pretty grain sections, I had enough for 4 so that is what I made. These usually sell out at craft shows so I’ll have a few extra for next year.
The first 2 on the left are Cedar, then Sassafras and then Box Elder.

They are 5/8” x 3” x 5” and finishes with Danish Oil and then 3 stage buffed and waxed for a real nice feel to them. the can be hand crosses or I put a hang hole in the back for putting on the wall.

Merry Christmas to all you Lumberjocks everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 12-19-2016 05:02 PM

Very good looking crosses Jim, are you still laying awake at night dreaming up these beautiful projects?

Merry Christmas to you and all LUMBERJOCKS…..

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#2 posted 12-19-2016 05:06 PM

Looks like they are easy to make and I’m sure they are well received.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 12-19-2016 05:10 PM

Nice jim its to cold for me in my shop only have a small kerosene heater but no kerosene for it. I got to make some of these ideas you all post awesome craftsmanship I love this site.God bless everyone!

-- James,Alabama,

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#4 posted 12-19-2016 05:10 PM

Very Nice!

Merry Christmas!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-19-2016 05:37 PM

Nice work my friend!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#6 posted 12-19-2016 06:19 PM

Merry Christmass my friend to you and to your family

-- bambi

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#7 posted 12-19-2016 06:32 PM

Very nice Jim. I like the ones with the knots in the center, really cool.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 12-19-2016 06:46 PM

What great gifts, I love’em. Choice of wood is perfect.

Merry Christmas to all Lumberjacks
The Sedcokid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 12-19-2016 06:48 PM

Merry Christmas, and a great project this time of year.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 12-19-2016 07:24 PM

Indeed awesome grains. They have beautiful shape wich doesn’t require precision in made, still. it’s imperfections make him more beautiful. Merry Christmas Jim.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-19-2016 07:35 PM

Thanks you all for the nice comments. I went looking for natural imperfections to give them character. I didn’t even fill the knots!!

Merry Christmas to Lumberjocks everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-19-2016 08:02 PM

You certainly gave the crosses some character Jim, very nice and will be appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy your trip to AZ.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#13 posted 12-19-2016 08:11 PM

Great looking crosses, Jim. They’ll make perfect gifts

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#14 posted 12-19-2016 09:17 PM

Beautiful gifts…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Y’all too…

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 12-19-2016 09:24 PM

Nice Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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