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Project by dlcarver posted 2310 days ago 1040 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Crucifix was handcarved in May of 1969. That’s 40 years ago. I was asked to do one for a co-worker. When I went to do it and found that I had none to look at for reference, I decided that I would keep it myself….. being ashamed that I didn’t have one in the house. It has hung over our bed ever since. The cross itself is made from basswood, while the Corpus is carved from white pine. For strength the arms doweled and glued separately with the grain going with the length of the arm and fingers. This was all done before the carving began,.... even the size of the dowel had to be pondered. If I would have carved into the dowel it would have stuck out like a sore thumb. I can’t remember just how long it took me, but I think maybe around 50 hours. The whole project was stained with an early American stain. I’m not sure about the finish. Looks like a semi gloss…(that;s what I was doing everything with at that time). The cross measures 15” long x 8 1/2”. Corpus is about 8 1/2” long x 8 1/4” arm span. It was a fun project
THANKS FOR COMING TO MY GALLERY!

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com





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dlcarver

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#1 posted 2310 days ago

Sorry guys I will have to retake these pictures, but you get the idea.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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teenagewoodworker

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#2 posted 2310 days ago

wow thats beautiful. its so detailed. great job!

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2310 days ago

Hi Dave,

The pictures look fine to me. This is a beautiful carving. I don’t blame you for keeping this one. Your talent is simply amazing.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2310 days ago

Hi Dave;

Great job with this. Forty years!

I have projects at thirty five years. OH man! That’s scary.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 2310 days ago

Hi Dave

Beautiful job once again. Your carvings are exquisite. Thank you for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2310 days ago

O. K. Dave, I’ve had trouble picking a favorite piece of your work – this is it. Of course the next one that you post may become my newest favorite. I guess I like them all. Did your friend ever get one?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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dlcarver

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#7 posted 2310 days ago

No, he never did get one. It took a period of time that I guess we both just seemed to forget about it. Thanks for picking a favorite. I’m not done yet.

Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2309 days ago

yah.. pix look good to me! Very impressive.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#9 posted 2309 days ago

This is magnificent. Thanks for posting.

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SteveKorz

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#10 posted 2308 days ago

WOW. What a Beautiful carving… very detailed.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2308 days ago

Another beautiful piece of your talent.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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