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Project by kosta posted 1247 days ago 1660 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yo whats up everybody in august I got an order from a church in Michigan to make them 200 small crosses. I made crosses for them in 2009 but I only finished about 60 crosses. These are the crosses I built in Episode 78 Crosses. Each cross is cut out of 1×3 construction grade fur from home depot. I only spent about $7 to make all 200 crosses. The wood is pretty cheap but its construction grade lumber so theres a lot of knots and cracks you have to cut out. I would usually cut or sand 25-35 crosses a night. Each cross is about 1 in wide 3 in long and 1/4 in thick. I put 3 coats of a walnut color stain on all the crosses. All the crosses turned out looking really good. When you look at the pictures theres a big difference between the crosses from last year and this year. Here are the first 90 crosses I made.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/





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cwdance1

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#1 posted 1247 days ago

Man that looks like allot of work to me. Glad you got the job and not me.
Great work.

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 1246 days ago

Dude, why don’t you do a cross cross-sectionned bar and then slice it up?

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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kosta

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#3 posted 1246 days ago

yeah its one of the longest projects I have worked one

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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kosta

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#4 posted 1244 days ago

what do mean by a cross sectioned bar

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1244 days ago

COOL LOOKING CROSSES, KOSTA. LOOKS LIKE BENTYL HAS A GREAT IDEA FOR YOU. MAYBE SPRAYING THEM WITH ACRYLIC PAINT OR EPOXY PAINT WOULD MAKE THEM STRONGER. BUT SURE LOOKS FASTER. NICE JOB.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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kosta

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#6 posted 1244 days ago

I see what your saying but unless you painted the cross the end grain face might be a problem when you try to stain it. did you use sketch up to draw that cross bar.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Sodabowski

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#7 posted 1243 days ago

You got it bentlyj, that was what I was thinking of, but a bit differently though: my idea is to make it by glueing thick pieces side by side to make the bar, then slicing them. Thus no staining issue and still faster than doing them one by one.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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andyboy

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#8 posted 827 days ago

Great thinking guys….just what I was thinking too. If that is sketch it is a mighty good way to express stuff!
Good on you Kosta mate. Big job well done that I’m sure if you get another you will give this method a crack. I wouldn’t think they need to be super strong. If they did you could change to Elm or some stringy timber.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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