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Project by Daniel Wise posted 06-20-2010 08:40 AM 1922 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this cross for a church my dad speaks at. It’s oak with a walnut top and a couple of coats of diluted poly and a bit of blo. I was originally going for a look similar to the bottom of the cross where the walnut looks inset but it didn’t work the way I had planned. There were a lot of weird angles going on. I had to use a tapering jig and set the table saw blade at 30 degrees simultaneously. The vertical post is a single piece and the sides are set with dowels. The last picture is of the offcuts. They look pretty interesting but I don’t know what to make from them. Suggestions would be great. thanks for looking.


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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 09:15 AM

This is really great looking. I get a lot of ideals from LumberJocks but I don’t like to be copying the work of others. But I sure like to copy this one if you don’t mind.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 01:40 PM

The cutoffs: I would suggest slicing them into 1/2” thick or so pieces and giving them to the charter members if the still survive. Be sure to include the walnut.

Great work. Thanks for the post.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 05:25 PM

Beautiful cross!!!! The cutoffs would be good spacers for mounting the cross off the wall an inch or two and maybe allow for back lighting. Great work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 06:06 PM

A wonderful Design good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-20-2010 07:01 PM

Beautiful design and excellent workmanship.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 06-20-2010 10:28 PM

Copy to your hearts content Tom. Good ideas on the cutoffs. If I had a power source close by I would try the back lighting. It’s a small church (just a few older ladies and gentlemen that attend). I think I will give pieces to all the members. Thanks for the input.

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 07:53 PM

Very beautiful!

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