|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-16-2011 09:17 PM||1465 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
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!!