Wedding Cross

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Project by DakotaHeirlooms posted 11-08-2016 07:04 PM 910 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Like other posts on the same subject, I was volunteered and had no idea of what a Unity Cross was when I was asked to make one for a family friend. I found some commercial ones on the web and stumbled on the Lumberjocks discussions. After some thought, I came up with my version: Photo #1 shows the assembled Cross; Photo 2 shows all the pieces involved; Photo 3 shows the vertical part of the cross (represents the strength brought to the marriage by the Groom?); Photo 4 shows the horizontal part of the cross (represents the balance brought to the marriage by the Bride?), Photo 5 shows the cross (made by another old friend of the bride, made by welding concrete nails together), and Photo 6 shows the base of the assembled cross, representing the foundation that consists of the Church, relatives and friends, ... A small bolt is welded to the cross; When the cross is assembled during the ceremony, a wing nut (should be easier for the nervous groom) is used to secure the nail cross to the wooden cross. A nut can be substituted for the wing nut later. I suggested to the bride that she have the Best Man carry extra wing nuts in the event that the nervous groom drops one during the ceremony. I think the project is simple enough that detailed plans are not required.

-- Harry Sorenson Dakota Heirlooms

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#1 posted 11-08-2016 07:35 PM

Awesome work.
Glad to see someone else from South Dakota

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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