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Project by Nalter posted 05-13-2012 11:42 PM 3759 views 17 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this today, it is a gift for a family member. I cut the basic shape out of a bit of cherry that had been waiting for some attention. The hardest part for me was hand drilling/cutting each of the holes, most of my tools will not fit in areas that small. After that, I carved it down, shaped what I could with a rasp or file, then sanded, sanded, sanded. Finished with a bit of mineral oil and then waxed.

Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 05-13-2012 11:54 PM

very awesome !!

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 12:05 AM

Beautiful!

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 12:45 AM

Absolutely beautiful! I don’t even want to venture a guess as to how many hours of sanding!

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 01:38 AM

What a great job! I love that. You have a major portion of patience!

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 01:49 AM

Magnificent! My wife loves celtic stuff. Of course, he maiden name was Danaher…

Looks like a Dremel would have been an asset in this job. Consider the design stolen.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 05-14-2012 02:23 AM

Very beautiful work!

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#7 posted 05-14-2012 02:52 AM

I do believe I’ve been outdone. Nice work there, Nalter. I like the pattern; you might want to consider it twice stolen! ;-) .

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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#8 posted 05-14-2012 02:57 AM

This is truly beautiful…Great work!!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 05-14-2012 03:00 AM

nice

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#10 posted 05-14-2012 03:35 AM

great job!!

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#11 posted 05-14-2012 04:04 AM

As a builder of Band saw boxes, I have a good idea how many hours you have in sanding…very nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 06:38 AM

beautiful cross great job

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#13 posted 05-14-2012 02:07 PM

Nice work! That really looks great.

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 03:40 PM

what an incredible work of art…..

love the way it forms one continuous thread weaving through the entire cross pattern.

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#15 posted 05-14-2012 05:50 PM

Simply Beautiful.

-- Fast is fine, but accurate is final. The real trick is learning to take your time when you're in a hurry. - Wyatt Earp

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