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Palm Crosses I have been making these crosses for a few years. The first one was as a special request from a woman whose sister was going through chemo, and she wanted her to have the comfort of a cross to hold during the treatments. Since then, I have made dozens of them out of various kinds of wood. They are unfinished and the oils from the hands of the user provide a patina to the wood….walnut and koa react especially well. They are about 4 1/2 inches tall and carved and sanded into a pleasingly smooth, “hand-friendly” shape. These in the picture are Koa and Oak.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com





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Roger

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 09:55 PM

Those are all very nice jb. A very good cause.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 10:09 PM

Nice job for an admirable and worthy cause.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 10:33 PM

Nice work!

One question, where do you get Koa in Minnesota? :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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cwdance1

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#4 posted 10-02-2012 12:30 AM

I have been wanting to make a few of these. You did a wonderful job on them. Thanks for sharing.

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bowtie

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#5 posted 10-02-2012 12:40 AM

Nice crosses, thanks for posting

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Kevin

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#6 posted 10-02-2012 02:11 AM

Very nice, very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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Boxguy

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#7 posted 10-02-2012 05:02 AM

John, these are much nicer than the straight lap jointed ones I have seen. Good design and nice idea. Those living in Chemo Land need all the comfort and support they can get.

-- Big Al in IN

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widwotkma

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#8 posted 10-02-2012 05:30 AM

A friend of mine asked me recently to help him make some crosses like these for his wife and friends of hers. Did you cut them out using a bandsaw, jigsaw, or by hand? For the round-over, did you file them or use a router? Just curious how you actually made them to shape…

Thanks for sharing!

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jbschutz

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#9 posted 10-02-2012 12:16 PM

Widwotkma asked about the process, so I will elaborate for all…..I trace the pattern on 1/2- 5/8 inch stock, drill the inside corners with a 1/2 inch forstner bit, saw on the bandsaw, round over the front and back edges on the router table, shape the concave front-convex back on the bench belt sander and then take a break. The final shaping is done with a dremel and a sanding sleeve and then sanded to 120 with the R.O. sander. Final touch-up hand sanding with 120 and 220 brings them to a pleasing touch.
John

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#10 posted 10-02-2012 01:48 PM

They look great!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#11 posted 10-11-2012 05:50 PM

Very Nice!

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