Memorial Cross

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Project by DustyMark posted 10-11-2012 07:57 PM 1148 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed in 1989. My grandmother received a decorative cross from the funeral home after my grandfather passed away. I made the cross much nicer by mounting it to this pecan and walnut cross and adding the inscription plate. It hung on her wall until she passed away.

Making four pieces meet in a miter joint is no easy task. I finally used a cutoff sled with guides attached to pull it off. I just love the grain and colors of these woods together.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 10-11-2012 08:24 PM

You’re right, you made a nice cross much nicer! Good job!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 10-11-2012 09:00 PM

A beautiful cross! You really have great projects, Mark!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 10-12-2012 12:24 AM

Thanks, it was a special project that meant a lot to my grandmother. I was very pleased with the way the woods worked out.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#4 posted 10-12-2012 12:29 AM

Very nicely done—it certainly improve the appearance and display ability of the original cross. I’m sure your grandmother treasured your thoughtfulness.

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

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#5 posted 10-12-2012 04:02 AM


Another well crafted and designed project. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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