|Project by Grampa_Doodie||posted 02-10-2012 09:46 PM||855 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
As my sister got closer to the end of her life in 2010, she asked my brother and I if we would do her a favor. She wanted to be buried with something hand-made from his wood shop and from mine as well.
My brother made her urn, and I made her this cross. Both are with her forever.
The cross was made out of purple heart, cherry, and black walnut. The most challenging part of this project was figuring out how to safely cut the narrow pieces at such a steep angle. I finally came up with a jig that held them fairly tight while running them through my table saw.
I made several other crosses similar to these for family members close to my sister. A few of those versions hang on the wall and have no base.
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