8' Wooden Cross back lite

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Project by cpaine posted 969 days ago 2164 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 969 days ago

Beautiful project my friend.
And welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 969 days ago

Great project.Great work. !

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#3 posted 969 days ago

WOW, beautiful!

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

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#4 posted 969 days ago

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 969 days ago

WOW! That’s great..

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#6 posted 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

Great job. Very nice indeed.

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#8 posted 968 days ago

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 968 days ago

Thanks for sharing. Good timing for the season.

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#10 posted 968 days ago

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 968 days ago


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

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#12 posted 967 days ago

Oh! Yes !!! you are blessed.

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#13 posted 966 days ago

Mighty Fine! Great project and well done.

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#14 posted 966 days ago

Very nice!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 966 days ago

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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