|Project by Tommy||posted 02-06-2011 10:46 PM||1053 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
OK, when I first started I began by making these crosses. They were simple and had some appeal to them despite being so obviously novice by most standards. The back of each has a verse or a piece from an old hymn inscribed, I’ll include an example photo instead of the backs of all of them.
1) The two on the white sheet were mostly to experiment. One of them is oak/orange agate and the other is pine/mahogany.
2) The one with the inlay attempt was a hoot, I had never seen anyone do inlay and I cut those little tiny pieces with a dremel and tried to fit and glue them all together, it was a nightmare but I look back on the experience now kinda fondly.
3) The crooked looking one was a gift for a friend’s parents after the friend of mine was involved in an unspeakable tragedy. It was literally my FIRST wood working piece ever.
When I did these I only had a bandsaw, a dremel tool and a router. I did not have many accessories for my tools and most of this stuff was hand sanded. I had NO layout tools so most of this is freehand. I didn’t know any cool tricks on how to make stuff symmetrical.
-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.