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Project by standfir posted 01-14-2011 03:12 AM 1017 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cross I made for my wife on our 5th anniversary, which just so happens to be the ‘Wood’ Anniversary. It stands about 16” tall 12” wide, and 1.5” thick. Made from Blood wood, and Zebra wood. I like the contrast in the two species, although I wish I had use Iron wood instead of the Zebra, for the symbolism. Turned out good, and she’s happy, so that’s what counts.

-- If you build it, they will come





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#1 posted 01-14-2011 04:17 AM

Nice design and beautiful materials. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 06:03 AM

Very nice. Great contrasting woods. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 06:29 AM

Very nice workmanship. I don’t know how recent your Anniversary was – but Happy Anniversary! My wife and I celebrated our 43rd on January 6.

Oh, I see you are from the Seattle area – I guess Congratulations are in order – your boys beat my beloved Saints :-(

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 12:37 PM

Beautiful work and happy anniversary.

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

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 03:34 PM

Well done cross. What finish did you use?

Thanks for sharing

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

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#6 posted 01-14-2011 04:57 PM

Well, I started with a Satin Lacquer. I sprayed it with my gravity feed sprayer. After maybe a month of being in the house my 2yr old knocked over a little water feature my wife had by it. If you’ve ever worked with Zebra wood, or Mahagony types before, the end grain is a bugger to seal up traditional ways. Needless to say I didn’t spend alot of time with it, I didn’t think it would be around water :-) Well the end grain sucked up the water and the finish was wrecked. So I sanded it and refinished it with the lacquer I had which was a semi gloss. I prefer the original Satin finish.

-- If you build it, they will come

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