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Project by richardchaos posted 11-08-2017 09:56 AM 484 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my mottos is, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.”

I have done that again. My Heart Cross Sales trinkets just screamed for a FINISH. I tried my usual Water Poly. UGH it was way to thick and waaaayyyy took sticky.

So I used spray lacquer from Lowes. I have never really used it before but it was perfect for this gig.

I want the crosses to be removable but the poly didn’t want to let them go so the lacquer worked great.

The long part or the up right post part is about 2.5 inches long

I pan on gifting these to local influential folks in town with my card to get the word out.

I was given a huge amount of Dark beautifully walnut and use is as the dark wood, and I used Poplar I had lying around for the light wood. I plan on getting some exotics from wood crafters in Saint Louis soon so I can use others.

I know our local prosecutor here in town and plan on giving him one. BUT I think i need to make his HEART out of Dark Black African Ebony. Anyone got some they want to part with!!!!!

I think these will make great gifts for X-mas as well!

PEACE!

-- β€œIn a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell





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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 12:52 PM

Looks nice. Should go over real well!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 05:50 PM

These are so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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hoss12992

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#3 posted 11-09-2017 02:46 AM

Love the glossy finish. Great job

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majuvla

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#4 posted 11-09-2017 10:49 AM

They look great with glossy finish.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JCamp

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#5 posted 11-09-2017 10:55 AM

Turned out looking great. Congrats buddy This time of the year and around Easter thru should sell good

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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sblg43

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#6 posted 11-19-2017 02:29 PM

Beautiful!

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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