Overlay Cross Ornaments

  • Advertise with us
Project by Keith Fenton posted 09-10-2014 07:08 AM 1924 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Crosses and ornaments always seem to be popular with our customers, and even though we have a few different cross ornament patterns already, it has been a while and lately we have been asked a few times to come up with some new cross designs.

I like drawing geometric designs and crosses are one of my favorites. These were made in 4” tall ornament size, but I think most of these would look good enlarged to a much larger size and hung on the wall or mounted to a stand.

The cutting is straightforward. Normally I would have stack cut two layers at a time with this thin wood to give more resistance to the blade making things easier to cut, but I tried cutting just one layer since the backs were easy and the fronts were cut from Jatoba, which is very hard. Both woods are about 3/16” thick. I like to use 3/16” for most ornaments just to reduce the chance of breaking delicate pieces in the process.

I am really happy with how they turned out, although I do need to try and get better pictures. I had trouble getting the color to come out right.

The pattern and instructions for this design are available on our website.

-- Scroll saw patterns @

11 comments so far

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4168 posts in 3630 days

#1 posted 09-10-2014 08:31 AM

Very nice Keith.
Crisp and clean design.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View grizzman's profile


7836 posts in 4077 days

#2 posted 09-10-2014 12:08 PM

these are really nice keith, i like the design and the double stack is a great way to display these, as always i respect your cutting ability and find these rather beautiful .

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Roger's profile


21030 posts in 3578 days

#3 posted 09-10-2014 12:27 PM

Super nice Keith. You’re a good scroller as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View HillbillyShooter's profile


5811 posts in 3066 days

#4 posted 09-10-2014 01:20 PM

Nicely designed and very attractive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View Keith Fenton's profile

Keith Fenton

328 posts in 3694 days

#5 posted 09-10-2014 01:27 PM

Thank you guys!

-- Scroll saw patterns @

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3640 days

#6 posted 09-10-2014 01:59 PM

Keith, this is really nice work and I love the patterns.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View PaulDoug's profile


2385 posts in 2477 days

#7 posted 09-10-2014 02:47 PM

Great scrolling. I looked at your projects and got ll excited. I’m pretty knew to the scrolling end of woodworking so your work in quite an inspiration. My I ask, what is the diameter of your dream catchers?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

9557 posts in 3102 days

#8 posted 09-10-2014 02:49 PM

These look really nice Keith

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

View CFrye's profile


11005 posts in 2613 days

#9 posted 09-10-2014 03:50 PM

Beautiful set of ornaments, Keith! Really like the way the woods contrast and highlight each other. Thank ou for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

View Keith Fenton's profile

Keith Fenton

328 posts in 3694 days

#10 posted 09-10-2014 04:26 PM

Thanks again for the kind words everyone.

PaulDoug – The dream catchers are just about 3” diameter. Of course you could always enlarge them if you wanted.

-- Scroll saw patterns @

View Celticscroller's profile


1286 posts in 2847 days

#11 posted 09-11-2014 03:26 AM

I love these crosses Keith. I’m looking forward to using the pattern!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics