Three Crosses

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-16-2015 02:19 AM 2254 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are 3 crosses I made for the auction at our parish festival this weekend. The center one is 15” and made from Rosewood. The left one is 11 1/2” and made from Madrone. The right one is 11 1/2” and made from spalted hackberry compliments of LJ Blackie ( Thanks Randy!!)

They are finished with several coast of clear matte spray which builds a nice sheen with a few coats.

Fun work with my kerfmaker.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-16-2015 02:41 AM

The spalted hackberry is cool….nice work on all of these Jim. Hope they do well at the auction.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 07-16-2015 02:50 AM

You’ve spoilt them with choice Jim :)
Hope they fetch a nice dollar (the rosewood is my fav)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 03:11 AM

I am sure they will do well at the auction .
Well done and they will be appreciated by the buyer .
The rose wood one is my favorite .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 04:29 AM


Very nice… I’m sure they will demand a good price at the auction!


Do you half-lap them?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 07-16-2015 07:13 AM

They look nice. I’m always impressed how many different woods you have on disposal. Here, there is some offer but not for small boards. You must buy almoust 0.5 cubic meter of it and it’s frustrating.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-16-2015 08:05 AM

They are beautiful Jim, love them all but my favourite is the Rosewood.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 07-16-2015 10:20 AM

Focus, Jim. Focus!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#8 posted 07-16-2015 11:22 AM

Thanks for the nice comments.I’m sorry for that first shot what is fuzzy. I delivered them before I posted this and had no chance to re shoot it. I like the rosewood best too.

Hi Ivan. I have not bought any wood in years. Friends constantly bring me wood to the point I am tripping over it. I don’t know how to say no. I wish you were closer and I could unload some onto you. The wood in these crosses was on a stack of left over pieces from past projects that was sitting on the back of my bench. I keep bags of small pieces for those who turn pens and I have bag for mesquite for those who grill with it. The wood I burn is the end of the line and not usable for anything!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 07-16-2015 11:35 AM

These should sell quick. I like the rosewood one best.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-16-2015 12:01 PM

Jim. Really beautiful!!! Just the right size too…....Have you ever thought about making Rosary Beads? That would be a lovely project.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#11 posted 07-16-2015 12:35 PM

Nice ones Jim

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

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#12 posted 07-16-2015 01:59 PM

The look real nice and I think that they will go fast.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 07-16-2015 02:27 PM

These certainly will enhance the walls of whoever is fortunate enough to get them. Nicely crafted Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 07-16-2015 02:40 PM


Good work

What is a kerfmaker?

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#15 posted 07-16-2015 04:35 PM

Nice work on the crosses.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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