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A Cross for my daughter

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Project by devann posted 04-24-2011 02:47 AM 1449 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Cross that I made for my daughter this Easter. It’s made out of ipe over red oak with black walnut stain applied to the ipe. I chamfered the edges after applying the stain to give it a little more color. I finished it with poly and brass brads. Size is appox 18” x 10”
BTW, I used the mitersaw jig that I posted a few days ago to make this.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/26417

The cross in picture #3 is an extra one that I made. It’s post oak on top of ipe with a poly finish. I would like some feed back about post oak. Is it also called “white oak” ? Post oak is what my Garandpa called the other kind of oak that we used to cut on his place. We cut red oak & post oak. Post oak seemed to be very durable stuff. He would use it for exterior type applications. Trailer floors, barn doors, etc… I got this post oak from a pallet out by the dumpster at my shop.

I want to wish all a Happy Easter to all of you Lumberjocks celebrating the holiday this weekend.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with





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George

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#1 posted 04-24-2011 02:57 AM

I hadn’t tought about chamfering edges after staining, thanks for the idea! Beautiful work by the way.

-- I did measure it twice, it's still too short.

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LittlePaw

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 03:10 AM

Excellent cross, Darrell. Happy Easter to you and yours also.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Skylark53

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#3 posted 04-24-2011 03:44 AM

This is beautiful. I love the combination of the woodgrains. I predict she will treasure this throughout her life. I made several crosses for my church using redwood salvaged from the sanctuary. I used a technique similar to yours. Great Project-Thanks for sharing. Blessings to all this Easter.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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spunwood

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#4 posted 04-24-2011 05:12 AM

Well done. Happy Easter, He is risen!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 04-24-2011 06:13 AM

Has a simple elegance about it. Nice !!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-24-2011 07:17 AM

I really like the multiple layers and post stain champhering. As Topa said, simple elegance summed it up well.
Happy Easter to you and all of yours, God bless!

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

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devann

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#7 posted 04-24-2011 06:51 PM

Thanks all for the kind words. Happy Easter!

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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