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Maple Crosses for a Friend

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Project by BobAnderton posted 12-25-2012 08:13 PM 775 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine asked for two crosses made of maple from a tree that he had given me last summer after he had cut it down for a neighbor lady. One for his family and one for the lady who’s tree it actually was. This was a good excuse for me to make a kerfmaker to get some tight half lap joints. He was really pleased with how they turned out. For a pattern I used the image of a gold pendant that I saw and scaled it up. They were finished with Watco Natural Danish Oil and then buffed with the Beall Buff.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw





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#1 posted 12-25-2012 08:28 PM

Nice work.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 08:37 PM

This looks wonderful.

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 09:06 PM

Nice joints Bob.

What size are they?

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 09:10 PM

Thanks guys! They are 10” wide and 14” tall.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 09:56 PM

Nice clean job

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

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#6 posted 12-26-2012 04:01 AM

I love crosses, you did a great job! Let’s hear more about that bench in the background it looks like it could tell some stories!

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#7 posted 12-26-2012 04:02 PM

That is the bench my dad set up for me when I was a kid, when I was probably 6 or 7 years old. It’s probably the only thing I own that I’ve had for that long. I think he probably got it at some auction way back when, so it’s hard to know how old it is. The top is about 2’ x 3’ with a tool tray, and is 1.5” thick maple. Big enough to work on but small enough to force you to keep things put away.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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