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Box Elder Cross #2

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 767 days ago 1317 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second cross I made for a customer using box elder and this time it has the red. He wanted red where the hands and feet were on the cross. I was losing the red in the horizontal piece from running it through the jointer so I had to finish it with light sanding. If he likes it, the cross will be placed on the podium by the alter in his church in Traverse City.
It is 17” high and 11 1/8 wide and 3/4” thick. It was dadoed using the kerf maker and it puts it right on for fit- I love that tool!! (Thanks for the inspiration on that one, Mads!!)

It is finished with 6 coats of clear matte spray.
SOLD

..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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tyskkvinna

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#1 posted 767 days ago

I was hoping I would get to see it! I love it. The red streaks are placed awesomely.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Bob Collins

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#2 posted 767 days ago

Nice work Jim, you got the colour placed beautifully.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger

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#3 posted 767 days ago

As Lis said, those grains are simply in the right places. Very awesome! Really like it a lot.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 767 days ago

Beautiful job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 767 days ago

As always Jim, you have done an exceptional job, outstanding!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 767 days ago

Jim… that is a SUPER COOL piece… the red just touches it off…

Beautiful!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Rustic

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#7 posted 767 days ago

Just Beautiful Jim

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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BTKS

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#8 posted 767 days ago

Simple, elegant and beautiful. Thanks for posting.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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nomercadies

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#9 posted 767 days ago

Happy Fathers’ Day. Nice work.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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dustysawyer

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#10 posted 767 days ago

Excellent symbolism in art form. Calls to mind Matthew 26:28

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woodnutbutter

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#11 posted 767 days ago

I too like the red in Box Elder.
One has to wonder if Jesus had been sacrificed in modern times, would people be sporting a symbol of an electric chair?
I always thought using the symbol of the cross, which is actually of pagan origins, would be an insult to Jesus.

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peteg

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#12 posted 766 days ago

Top end Jim, example of how to make a simple project into a classy result
Well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 766 days ago

This represents the cross on which Jesus was crucified without his body on it like a crucifix.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monty Queen

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#14 posted 766 days ago

Awesome looking cross, as always excellent work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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mafe

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#15 posted 765 days ago

Beautiful Jim,
What a glow, it is amazing, a gift.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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