|Project by Roger Strautman||posted 01-31-2007 01:18 PM||5990 views||27 times favorited||57 comments|
This started out to just be a chip carved cross and it was eye catching but it didn’t make a statement so I carved the linen with the Apostles Creed carved in it hanging on the arms. The cross is made of basswood with a walnut frame around and it is 5’-4”H. X 3’-2”W. X 2”D. The cross was carved in 5 pieces and then applied to a large lap jointed backer cross made of pine then the walnut frame was added to hide the joints. The final finish was stain with Deft spray lacquer. The linen shroud is made of butternut and is 2’-9”H. X 2’-6”W. X 3”D. The linen was built up from 4/4 butternut but only across the top and down the sides to make the folds. I choose to wood bleach the linen and then chip carve thru the bleached surface to give the color contrast. I finished it off with deft spray lacquer. The piece now makes a statement because at carving shows I even get children to walk up and read just what the linen has to say.
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