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Project by Benji Reyes posted 05-28-2010 10:29 AM 3365 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this cross in 2009 for a very good doctor friend who always over extends herself and has helped a lot of people. The cross measures 4 feet tall by 2-1/2 feet wide. I used scarps of 7 different species to make up the spirit of the cross. Scraps that we are from the almighty block, Black, White or whatever skin color (represented by the different tones of wood), Rich or Poor (represented by the levels or height of the panels), we Catholics and Christians all agree and meet at one point…..... GOD IS GOOD!
The ends of the 4 points of the cross are uneven in length because others will take longer to get to the point. The center of the cross is where all humanity meets in faith.
God bless you all!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts





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#1 posted 05-28-2010 10:48 AM

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love what your hands make…......

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 12:08 PM

Magnificent creation : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 12:12 PM

I think you have done it again….outstanding….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 05-28-2010 01:27 PM

Beautiful design and heart felt meaning when making this piece, which I believe you make all your pieces with a great spirit of love…...........that is what makes your work stand out, you shine your light for us all to see. You are Blessed Benji!

Your Wood Buddy

Robin

-- Robin Renee'

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#5 posted 05-28-2010 03:00 PM

Wow, Benji. This looks great, I love seeing what you have made.

-- http://www.ahomespecialist.net, Making design and application one. †

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#6 posted 05-28-2010 03:15 PM

Great looking cross – Well done !!

Thanks for sharing

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

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#7 posted 05-28-2010 03:22 PM

Very nice cross!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 05:04 PM

Nice cross Benji

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 05:20 PM

artistry in design and execution.

-- Lee -- Brisbane, Australia

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#10 posted 05-28-2010 05:35 PM

Great looking and a great story to go with it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 05-28-2010 06:55 PM

Benji,
You are an inspiration. Beautiful cross.

-- Bruce, Arnold MD bjordan443@aol.com

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#12 posted 05-29-2010 02:03 AM

very nice

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 05-29-2010 03:58 AM

Creativity,craftsmanship, faith, philosophy all well represented. I’m thinking your work is one of the ways God has blessed us. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#14 posted 05-29-2010 02:34 PM

Well done and God bless .

-- Do you like it here or would you rather be working ? . mcchairs@tpg.com.au

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#15 posted 05-29-2010 06:08 PM

Right on benji, your worlds were even better than you piece. You know its interesting that Christ was a carpenter. There is something about woodworking that gives us special spiritual insight i think. WWJD, well I think we’re in the right vocation at least.

-- Rogue

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