|Project by Kumasan79||posted 01-15-2013 09:33 AM||1028 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
My friend is Rev. Yugo Kobari of Chicago Japanese Mission Church and they are currently building their new church building. He saw a cross while visiting another church and liked it alot, but had one point of critique “Every cross I see looks so nice and factory made.” We got to talking about this and decided to make one that was a bit more rugged. A friend provided two rough cut pine beams approx 6”x8”x8’ from his family tree farm (pretty nice to have a friend with a tree farm).
As a Bob Ross fan, I learned that the canvas will tell you what is truly there, we just need to bring it to light. Rough cutting was done with an electric chain saw, some planing, beat on it with chisels and some sanding to find what was there. Finished with a few coats of Pecan/Mission Oak Polyshades (cheating) satin.
It will be hung in the sanctuary behind the pulpit once the building is completed. It has been notched so that the veritcal beam will be mounted with lag bolts and the cross beam fits over to hide the bolts.