Nativity Story Cross and Tapper

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Project by OttoH posted 11-19-2011 11:37 PM 2294 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My workshop has been in full swing Christmas gift mode for a while now. My wife told me a few days ago that she needed a cross for a silent auction at church, so I got out Steve Good’s Story Cross design and whipped one out on the scroll saw. I then took a scrap piece and turned a base for it, I set it into the base with my mortising machine and bada bing bada boom it was done. I finished the cross with a pecan stain and gave it a clear coat, the base was waxed on the lathe.

Since I am using my lathe more I needed something to help knock the quick releases when I am changing set ups. I had a square piece of wood that I was using for this task and decided to make it permanent and turn it to fit my hand. I threw a quick coat of wax on it and now have a quick and handy tapper to help me adjust the lathe.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 01:43 AM

Very nice job.

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#2 posted 11-20-2011 01:57 AM

Great looking – I have got to try that pattern – IF I HAVE TIME.

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

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#3 posted 11-20-2011 03:17 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 03:54 AM

Very nice, nothing like working with sacred objects to bring you a feeling of contentment. Especially at this time of year.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 05:21 AM

Nice work, I love the base.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 11-21-2011 08:57 PM

Thanks for sharing, I think my wife will be getting one of these crosses.

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