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8' Wooden Cross back lite

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Project by cpaine posted 12-04-2011 04:22 PM 2246 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cross is eight feet tall and four feet wide. Mounted on exterior gable of church. Constructed out of Meranti marine plywood. Epoxy fillets to hold ribs in place. Ribs drilled to accept led rope lighting for back light. Finish with epoxy clear coat and 2 coats of captains spar varnish.





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#1 posted 12-04-2011 04:45 PM

Beautiful project my friend.
And welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 04:58 PM

Great project.Great work. !

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 06:28 PM

WOW, beautiful!

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

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 09:02 PM

The cross is especially eye-catching after dark. Maybe it will get the attention of some non church going passers-by to want to stop in! Wonderful work! My church has one also, but indoor.

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

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#5 posted 12-04-2011 11:55 PM

WOW! That’s great..

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 05:40 AM

Don’t let my pastor see this! He’s gonna want me to build one. Nice cross work.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 09:41 AM

Great job. Very nice indeed.

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 02:12 PM

Sweet job! Those rope lights never seem to stop having uses. Thanks for Sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#9 posted 12-05-2011 07:24 PM

Thanks for sharing. Good timing for the season.

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#10 posted 12-05-2011 10:44 PM

Very nice.

How did you attach it to the wall?

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#11 posted 12-06-2011 01:10 AM

Awesome!

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

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#12 posted 12-06-2011 06:50 AM

Oh! Yes !!! you are blessed.

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#13 posted 12-08-2011 01:13 AM

Mighty Fine! Great project and well done.

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#14 posted 12-08-2011 01:30 AM

Very nice!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 12-08-2011 02:22 AM

How I attached to building? I took a lag and cut off the head and welded to a short piece of threaded rod. I also took a flange with a short piece of thread rod to attach to cross. Then used a coupling to connect the two (times three points on the cross). I will delete one of my photos and try to add the mounting hardware. The great thing was the alignment, with the offset it gave me a way to adjust centers quick and easy.

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