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Project by Daniel Wise posted 1523 days ago 1710 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 1523 days ago

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 1523 days ago

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 1523 days ago

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 1523 days ago

A wonderful Design good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1523 days ago

Beautiful design and excellent workmanship.

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

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#6 posted 1523 days ago

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 1127 days ago

Very beautiful!

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