Amazing Grace Cross

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Project by dakremer posted 06-22-2011 04:58 AM 4200 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Amazing Grace” Cross done on the scroll saw. My future mother-in-law is a devout catholic. Lately I’ve been showering her with gifts like this…..only because I’ve gotten the scroll saw bug (not for brownie points)......well maybe. :)

I started out with a piece of maple and a piece of walnut, both over 1” thick. Ripped it into thinner pieces on the bandsaw and then ran it through the planer to final thickness. Cut the “Amazing Grace” out on the scroll saw and the cross out on the band saw. Top side of the cross is flat, and the back/bottom side is rounded over with a 1/4” round-over bit on the router – to give it a more modern look/feel. Then I used Gorilla Glue to adhere the pieces together. I’ve never used Gorilla Glue before this project. I really liked it. It applied easily, dried quickly, and did what it said it would – glue two pieces of wood together! :)

Thanks for looking

PS – no finish on this one. Might do it down the road, but kind of like the no finish look!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 06-22-2011 05:07 AM

Did you free hand draw the letters or use some sort of stencil?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#2 posted 06-22-2011 05:11 AM

Nevermind I should have looked at all the photos…it appears that is what is that blue and yellow thing. Did you get it all cut out the first time or did you have any breaks and have to restart it? It seems like that could be possible with it all being a solid piece

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 06-22-2011 05:12 AM

Nope – nothing broke on me! Thank God. Took me probably an hour to get it cut out – maybe more (as I wasnt timing it). I’m not very good at the scroll saw yet, so took me longer than probably most.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 12:34 PM

Very nice cross,Doug. I’m sure she will love it!! Great way to “grease the skids” with future momma too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 06-22-2011 01:32 PM

Dak, this cross makes a nice gift and you did a nice job on it. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-22-2011 02:56 PM

very nice. the lettering is perfect

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Paul Stoops

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#7 posted 06-23-2011 03:54 PM

I like it! Nicely done. His Grace is truly Amazing, isn’t it! Where would we be without it?

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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