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This cross is carved from walnut and maple.Approx. 14”X18” ....its finished in wipe on tung oil and brush on simigloss.Thanks for taking a peek.Jim
-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.
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#1 posted 01-05-2013 11:04 PM
Very very nice a splendid carving.
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#2 posted 01-05-2013 11:18 PM
Wonderful piece, congratulations
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction
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#3 posted 01-06-2013 12:06 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. Really stands out with the wood combos.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net
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#4 posted 01-06-2013 01:13 AM
Very beautiful work
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#5 posted 01-06-2013 03:46 AM
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)
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#6 posted 01-06-2013 08:16 AM
Fantastic work! How long does something like this take you? Do you do the background piece or the carved piece first?
-- Cheers and God Bless
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#7 posted 01-06-2013 01:03 PM
I really wish LumberJocks would allow larger size photos… that way maybe I could find a flaw in your work (and feel better about myself). <grin>
Really a special piece!! It has that somewhat uncommon quality that is lacking in a lot of ‘religious’ work. Very nice!
Also, glad to ‘see’ you back in the shop.
-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)
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#8 posted 01-06-2013 02:44 PM
beautiful carving, you’ve done wonderful work!
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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#9 posted 01-06-2013 02:56 PM
Very nicely done.
-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington
#10 posted 01-06-2013 03:31 PM
Thanks for the kind comments.I got the design from a friend then I had to change it just a tad to fit the wood, this was basically a copy of a cast iron cross that hung on the wall. I had to give it a try. As far as time goes I have no idea how long it took, seemed like forever. I learned alot from this project about expansion and contraction of joined wood. After getting the main body of the walnut cross finished I fashioned the backing cross made from birdseye maple. The maple cross warped severly after sitting in the sun on the floor board of my car. I expected it was a loss, after about a month of stable conditions it flattened back out….WHEW!My friend Terry- you sir are much to kind…..it has been quite sometime since the shop has been used thats for sure. Actually been thinking of selling alot of it….but then the other half of the grey matter kicks in and I decide against it.My 5th year on LJ’s is just around the corner….I am hoping to see 25 more!Happy New Year LJ’s and work safe.
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#11 posted 01-06-2013 04:24 PM
that is a great carving as always your work is fantastic
-- self proclaimed copycat
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#12 posted 01-07-2013 02:57 PM
-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI
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#13 posted 01-07-2013 10:13 PM
Beautiful work! Pretty amazing. I was glad to see you posting again, I was getting a little worried about you! I redid my tool holder just so I could keep those knives you sent me close at hand. They’re still cutting good!
-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com
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