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'Golden Ratio' Phi Cross

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When I got this wood from St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia last November, all sort of requests came in from parishioners. Mostly bowls (as you’ve seen), some letter openers, and then there was this cross. It is 18” tall and will be for the Sunday School children to carry.

The sun in the center is made from Yellowheart and is replicated on both sides. I figured where the 45 degree ones would look like they were ‘appearing’ and used that distance to create an arc from the center disc so all of the beams of light seem to appear at the same distance.

I attached the 2 pieces with a lap joint I made on the bandsaw. A bit tricky, but kind of fun at the same time. The base was turned on the lathe, then it was connected with a fluted dowel. All finished with tung oil.

To get the length of the horizontal piece on the cross I used Phi, can’t go wrong with the Golden Ratio!

-- John





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 643 days ago

Very nice John

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 643 days ago

That’s really beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JohnGreco

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#3 posted 643 days ago

Thank you both :)

-- John

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 643 days ago

Very nice work John, Very nice!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Roger

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#5 posted 643 days ago

This is really nice. “The sun shines bright on my ole Kentucky home”. Just thought of our state song when I seen this fine project.

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

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WoodJediNTraining

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#6 posted 643 days ago

Very Nice John!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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JohnGreco

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#7 posted 643 days ago

Thanks, folks :)

-- John

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BTKS

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#8 posted 638 days ago

Golden Rule and Golden Ratio are good bets! Beautiful work and finished project.

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

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