Palm Cross

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Project by jbschutz posted 04-02-2011 11:45 PM 3878 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 02:04 AM

Nice work!

Wouldn’t a smooth pebble shape be better in the hand though? Just wondering….....


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#2 posted 04-03-2011 03:05 AM

JB: Nice looking cross. I had to do some “googling” to find the Palm Crosses on the Internet. Interesting idea. I know when my brother was going through his chemo and radiation treatments, then his cancer surgery and then more chemo and radiation, I sure could have used something more than my cell phone in my hand. Good idea.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#3 posted 04-04-2011 01:18 AM

Calling them Palm Crosses is good, not thought of that title! Mine are roughly hewn, straight from the band saw, with straight edges, sharp corners and no finish, a reminder of His Cross !

Tony Ward

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 04:52 AM

Nice project. I do a variety of styles and sizes of crosses. As gifts, they are always appreciated.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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