Red oak Celtic Cross

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Project by Bill St.Pierre posted 01-14-2011 03:24 AM 1661 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Celtic Cross I was chosen to build last winter.I finished it 2 days before the day it was to be hung.After about 250 hours of work we placed it in the church chancel the day before easter.It was a surprise to all the people of the church except a few and a very exciting day for me.Working on this project was different than any project I had done before.Very rewarding.

-- Bill St.Pierre@St.Pierre

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 03:42 AM

Wow that is all I can say. That is a amazing Cross.
You did a outstanding job.

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 04:06 AM

AWESOME – I am sure that everyone was pleased – including the Lord Himself

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 04:14 AM

That is a beautiful piece of work. What an honor to be able to create something like this! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 04:41 AM

“Very Rewarding.” I think that would be an understatement! A lot of detail.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 04:56 AM

What a great job, love the design.

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#6 posted 01-14-2011 04:59 AM

very impessive.

I can totally appreciate the work that went into that s I made a much smaller Celtic on a Urn formy younger brother. really got to pay attention to that weaving.

again. very Impressive.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 05:18 AM

Thank you,The celtic knotwork was a real chore,the over and unders would get confusing sometimes and the last thing I wanted to do was mess one up.Believe it or not they all came out perfect so I even did some down the sides of the cross but I don’t think you can see them in the pictures.

-- Bill St.Pierre@St.Pierre

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 05:32 AM

It is certainly a work of art. Extremely well done.

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J. Curtis Goforth

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 05:37 AM

As a pastor, I’d love to be able to accomplish such a masterpiece.
Also, as a pastor, I’d like to add that you do as much with your woodworking to bring about change
as I do in my sermons! This is one amazing piece, and you should be so proud for all that your work will do!
What an amazing work.

A huge cross in a church symbolizes so much more than many appreciate.
You may never know how wonderful your cross you made is, but rest assured, someone else will appreciate it.
Peace, +Curtis.

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 06:06 AM

Very impressive! Excellent craftsmanship and beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 06:23 AM

Well, every compliment that I could come up with has already been expressed – so I’ll just say WOW!!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 01-14-2011 12:35 PM

I’ll pick my jaw up and try to say WOW! This project reached out and grabbed me! Great work, I love the details and interwoven carvings.

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

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 02:50 PM

Very nice! I can understand why it was rewarding. God bless you!!!

-- Stumpybear,Petersburg PA

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 02:58 PM

That is a wonderful cross and it shows a lot of determination and skill. Good work.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 01-14-2011 05:29 PM

Absolutly stunning. Great job. God Bless.

-- Ray

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