Cross of Thorns

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Project by Cozmo35 posted 04-20-2012 12:16 AM 1805 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This cross started out as a chair rail in a bank that was built in 1899. The building was torn down and I found this board (and two others) sticking out of a dumpster headed for who knows where. Now it is a 12 X 17.5 inch (3/4 thick) Walnut cross hanging in my house.

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

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 12:19 AM

What an awesome reuse of the dumpster find my friend! One of my favorites of yours… Well done mike!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 12:47 AM

WOW!! Not on my best day! That is a nice piece of work :)


-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 01:00 AM

JUST great looking. Would you share the source of the pattern?

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 01:13 AM

I really love this design! You sure make beautiful crosses! This one is so pretty! Great story, too. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 02:07 AM

A great find, great creativity, and a great project.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 02:51 AM

I love reusing materials. Nicely done on the cross.

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

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#7 posted 04-20-2012 08:26 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#8 posted 04-20-2012 03:44 PM

Great score on the wood. It gives the piece even more character.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 06:20 PM

Beautiful, I like this one!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 04-20-2012 07:39 PM

Now that is what I call recyling!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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