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Celtic Cross carved out of Walnut

01-20-2021 09:48 PM by halfmoon | 6 comments »

I’m carving a Celtic Cross out of walnut, about 32” tall by 23” wide, Celtic Cross on the front and sort of a phi spiral floret on the back. After much consultation in a Forum here on Lumberjocks with folks with much more knowledge than I have, I decided to run the grain of most of the cross horizontally, to minimize water damage as it’s going to be outdoors. The stem or base grain runs vertically. The final product will be 2 pieces of slab glued together with the stem notched in between them, sort like a mortise and tenon. I took a slab about 100” x 26” of 10/4, had it flattened, cut the stem and the notch using a bandsaw and radial arm saw, tr...

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