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Project by scrollingmom posted 10-25-2012 08:00 PM 736 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All these are pretty much going to the same family. Maybe not the same home, but it started out with my horse died and he needed a cross. The horse had been in the family long enough to raise all this mans children. So I made a cross for the horse Cowboy’s Luck. I also found a simple picture of a horse head and put it on the top. Then he calls and says that while I was at it he needed one for a dog that had died earlier. So The cross Shadow was made. Ends up he took the cross, Cowboy’s Luck, to show his son, since it was actually his horse, who lives in another state. So after that I get another call that the sons dog died and he needed a cross too, Elway. He liked the horse head on the top, so he asked me if I could do a lab dog. I asked what color the lab was and found a pattern that I thought would look good.

Elway is the cross I just finished. I made the lab raised out of the top and then glued it so it would stay. The horse was just cut out. All three are done with cedar fencing pickets. I thought they would withstand the weather better. I then put a product I had been reading about on all three as well called Penofin. Its suppose to be great stuff for projects that are in the weather and UV protected too. I also reinforced the backs with basically another cross to to make doubly sure they would last for awhile.

I enjoyed doing something for someone that had meaning to them.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS





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simarilan

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 08:08 PM

Very nice job on the crosses – cedar was an excellent choice.
Like the horse on Cowboy’s Luck

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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Knothead62

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 09:00 PM

Very nice. You can get attached to an animal. I lost my dog in June and still have a hard time.

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 09:17 PM

Really like what you’ve done here. Thanks for sharing your ideas and I’m sure your animal loving friends really appreciate your work.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 09:20 PM

Those are really neat, Kelly!! ........Jim

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

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Roger

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 11:56 AM

A very nice way to remember a pet, and/or family member

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 04:17 PM

This looks great, Kelly! You did an awesome job! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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