|Project by Quoheleth||posted 03-29-2013 12:12 PM||1146 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
The past two or three years, I’ve made a bunch of crosses for people – some as gifts, some for sale. This was the one that started it all. My mom retired after 40 years of teaching at a Christian parochial school. Wanting something to honor her service to the church and families, a cross seemed appropriate.
This was made with a slab of beautiful oak with no knots and wonderful straight grain that was actually salvaged from a shipping crate. The edge was a piece of wild cherry that was given to me by a friend. I was very pleased with how it all came together, and a couple coats of clear poly really made the cherry/oak contrast pop.
This lead to more complicated assemblies.
I’ll post some more later.
-- "We're always ready to circumcize a few 2x4s," - Uncle Bill