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Simple but very durable handheld cross cut from 3/4” hardwoods, sanded and sealed with tung or danish oil.
-- Marty from MinneSNOWta
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#1 posted 04-30-2013 09:31 PM
very nice,i’ve tried to cut out a cross for my wife on my scrollsaw awhile back and failed miserably.one day maybe i can make her one as nice as these.thanks for sharing.
#2 posted 05-01-2013 01:37 AM
Thank you! Actually its pretty easy. I just drew a cross with a ruler then used a nickel to round the four sides then gave it a slight curve on the bottom so it fits the hand nicely. I router the edges and then alot of hand sanding (havnt found a way to sand the edges nice besides by hand) then seal them with tung or danish oil. I dont want them to be all shiney as I believe the cross Jesus died for our sins on was rough and not pretty at all. Also I think the natural oils in our hands seal it good. I made a hardboard template as I do with many of my simple patterns then I can just trace on wood and cut. Scrollsawing is fun, easy, and safe so its nice to teach kids and others!
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#3 posted 05-01-2013 02:14 AM
very nice… love the name you have given to your wood working! Keep up the great work and mission!
-- http://www.aristocraftwoodworking.com --- Never a failure - Always a lesson
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#4 posted 05-01-2013 01:22 PM
Very nice. I know someone who might appreciate holding a hand cross while she’s getting treatments.
-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley
#5 posted 05-01-2013 08:34 PM
Kevin, just let me know and i would be happy to send you one to give her. I love to give them to others.
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