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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-16-2011 09:17 PM 1240 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first time I made a cross with a natural edge. It is made from Box elder that was cut this spring, stickered, and dried for 9 months. But it must not be dry enough because I saw water squeezing out ahead of the table saw blade. I was supposed to make a box elder cross with red grain in it for the hands and feet on the cross but I was unable to find any. When I opened this log it had the tan grain by the center so I cut 6 pieces to try this style. It was flat when I dadoed it but it did warp a little afterward. I used the kerfmaker for the lap joint with a block against the bark to get a good reading for the cut.

It is finished with Clear Matte spray.

The last shot is a verse on a maple board that I made for a customer. I did not do the lettering- it is lasered on.

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





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rance

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 09:36 PM

That’s a new twist on natural edges. Nice job.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 09:39 PM

Highly unusual.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 10:08 PM

Nice work Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 10:53 PM

Right on Jim!!
This is beautiful Great Job!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 12:07 AM

That brain of yours never sleeps my friend :: )))
nice job

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#6 posted 12-17-2011 01:40 AM

Nice works Jim, always something new coming from you. The gorilla glue you mentioned in my post has similar characters as the one I used.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 12-17-2011 04:23 AM

Beautiful work, thanks for posting.

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

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#8 posted 12-18-2011 03:14 PM

that is beautiful Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 12-19-2011 01:55 AM

I like it.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 06:29 AM

so do i

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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