The Old Rugged Cross

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On Good Friday I decided to forgo making wine balancers and instead focused on making a cross for my Pastor friend John and his wife Joan. I was pretty much done and ready to put a finish on it when it suddenly struck me that this perfect little cross was in fact a little TOO perfect. My goal hadn’t been to create some aesthetic relic whose only purpose was to be admired with the eyes, but something that people would be unafraid to touch; to pick up and hold in their hands; to caress and feel…the strength of its dense white oak, the sporadic dings and notches, the worn tired edges of its beams, and maybe—somewhere in all that: the comfort of its message. Because that—to me—is what the Cross is really all about.

No matter what your faith, a Happy Easter to all my Lumberjock friends.

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 03:20 PM

Happy Easter, back at ya. I’m sure your pastor will love that cross, it’s amazing.

-- Nancy Antley

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 03:21 PM

That is a real nice one. Have a nice Easter.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 04:35 PM

Jesus came to serve. It is only fitting that a servants cross would be sub par in aesthetics. The first shall be last.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 06:35 PM


-- Terry,Tennessee

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#5 posted 03-30-2013 09:26 PM

Thanks for the nice comments, LJ friends. Happy Easter!

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 01:52 PM

god bless this easter morn

-- freighttrain,ky

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 02:32 PM

Happy Easter folks!

Awesome cross, I like the base of it because it blends in
well and looks well proportioned.

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