|Project by jbschutz||posted 04-02-2011 11:45 PM||2260 views||11 times favorited||4 comments|
About two years ago, I was asked by a good friend to make a “palm cross” for her. Her daughter had been going through cancer treatment, someone had given one to her, and she wanted one for herself. After a little research, I decided to make this design…it is about 4.5 inches tall and about .5 inch thick. The wood is left unfinished, so that the natural oils of the hand become the finish. I have given away many of them and sold a few in a local gift shop. Everyone says they are a real comfort in times of stress. I have made them in walnut, oak, maple, cherry, and padauk. I do most of the rough carving with a dremel tool and then a lot of hand sanding.
-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com