|Project by Chris Speights||posted 06-21-2012 06:53 PM||1028 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This was my first attempt at doing some crosses. The woods are spalted maple and cedar. The spalted maple came from Bob Kloes (Killlerb is his LJ name), http://lumberjocks.com/topics/36999. This wood is beautiful. Not only did I get the wood from Bob, I have been in touch with him several times and he has helped me continue to learn in my woodworking endeavors. He’s GREAT! Thanks Bob =)
The first one is about 60% of it’s original size, as I miscut so many times, I kept cutting it down and starting over. I like it, but think it would have be a lot better at it’s original size.
The second was thrown together because my wife had mentioned liking the rounded end cross design. I had a couple pieces of scrap wood from the first cross, so I put it together. It turned out “okay”, but I need a lot of work on the bandsaw. It’s a little crooked, haha…which, is why I didn’t post a better picture.
The third is obviously my favorite and the best of the three. I made it for my mother in law for her 60th birthday present. My wife, both of my sons each made her something as part of her gift, as well as bought her something. I really like the way it tured out.
Thanks for looking,