1st Holy Communion Cross Gift

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This was a gift for a 1st Holy Communion. It’s 3/4” Walnut, finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil, and cut with a #5 Ultra Reverse Tooth (flying Dutchman) blade.

-- John Gray

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#1 posted 05-09-2011 08:33 PM

Beautiful work. I’m sure it will be an honored heirloom for generations to come.

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 10:24 PM

Great looking work,

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

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#3 posted 05-10-2011 01:41 AM

Looks wonderful. As a fellow scroller, I couldn’t have done better if I tried. How did the danish oil do down in all the cutout areas?


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#4 posted 05-10-2011 02:27 AM

I’ve cut my share of crosses and this is NICE.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 05-10-2011 02:31 PM

@William, i had to basically pour it on the cross and then kinda shake off the access….it worked well in my opinion…..

-- John Gray

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#6 posted 05-10-2011 02:34 PM

where did you get the pattern?


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#7 posted 05-10-2011 03:07 PM

here’s the info and the pattern:

-- John Gray

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#8 posted 05-10-2011 03:19 PM

That is quite a wonderful cross, John! I love the flowing style and the way you made it look so delicate. I haven’t used Danish oil much, but now I want to try. Everything from the style down to the finish is just beautiful. She is going to love it! :)

Great job! Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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