Memorial Cross

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Project by Rob W posted 11-18-2008 11:40 PM 1455 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mom died in July and her request was to have her ashes spread in Lake Huron, which we did. Since then, her sister (my aunt) asked me to carve something to put on my grandmother’s grave so she could go there and talk to both of them.

The cross is carved from quarter sawn white oak and the rock it is mounted on is from a stream bed in northern Kentucky.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#1 posted 11-19-2008 12:17 AM

beautiful in every manner

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#2 posted 11-19-2008 02:28 AM

Beautiful carving. Condolences on the loss of your mother.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 11-19-2008 02:34 AM

Very heart felt carving…..Great work!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#4 posted 11-19-2008 05:10 AM

This is a beautiful piece.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 11-19-2008 05:49 AM

Rob, sorry to hear about your mother. You’ve done a fantastic job with this carving.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 11-19-2008 03:57 PM

What an honor for your loved one. My condolences.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 11-19-2008 09:25 PM

Brilliant carving. Sorry about your loss also.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#8 posted 11-25-2008 11:43 AM

I must improve my english to write a comment to that heart felt work.
Thanks for sending.

-- Jiri

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Rob W

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#9 posted 11-25-2008 04:05 PM

Thank you all very much

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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