Wall crosses

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Project by Tooch posted 02-22-2019 12:42 AM 498 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 of my close friends just moved into new houses, so I wanted to make them a house warming gift. I also wanted to try out this new 3mm BB plywood in our laser engraver, so this seemed to be a perfect combination. The tops are engraved and cut on my laser, then I used a compass to trace an offset on the cross onto this piece of Walnut and cut it out on the bandsaw.

After I realized how much that sucked to do (I was kind of on a time crunch), I came up with the thought of just an elipse. Once I finished cutting out the elipse, I thought it looked a little disproportionate, so I added the random routes along the border.

For hanging purposes, I used a keyhole bit to route the slot in the back, then stamped it with the branding iron and sprayed a few coats of poly to add the shine.

The last few pictures are of some shirts I printed today after school. My family and I are headed south for the week to take my 2 daughters (7 & 5 yes old) to Disney. Not only is it their first trip to Disney, its my wife and I’s first time on a plane together. We’re also going with my two parents, would hopefully all goes well. Wish me luck!

Thanks for checking in, as always comments and feedback appreciated!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 02-22-2019 12:46 AM

Those look great. Hope yall have a safe trip and a good time. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 02-22-2019 01:08 AM

Nice job there Tooch and I love the shirts. I can almost remember our first trip to Disney on a plane with the kids.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 02-22-2019 02:37 AM

Very nice. Great housewarming gifts.

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#4 posted 02-22-2019 05:23 AM

Great gift. Nice variations of two kinds of crosses.. I like the idea and contrasting combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-22-2019 03:05 PM

nice work tooch,the shirts are too cute.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 02-22-2019 09:57 PM

Very Nice Projects & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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