First Communion Cross

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Project by Tooch posted 04-28-2019 09:29 PM 601 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a two crosses a few weeks back for my friends’ housewarming gifts, but they were just trials for this project. My daughter Meadow is in the second grade, and just made her first communion today. To celebrate and commemorate the day, I made her this cross to hang above her bed.

Made of walnut and maple plywood, the cutting was done on the bandsaw and I laser etched the lettering and prayer. It is finished with several coats of spray poly.

The last picture is of my little girl and Father Mike, who gave a really great homily today at mass.

Thanks for looking, I’d love to stay and chat but it’s time to cleanup the party!

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

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#1 posted 04-29-2019 12:03 AM

Very nice, is the plywood inlaid into the Walnut?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 04-29-2019 12:07 AM

Mike, that is just beautiful. love it!1

Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 04-29-2019 12:11 AM

Thanks Jim

Andre the plywood is just face glued on top of the walnut

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

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#4 posted 04-29-2019 12:51 AM

Wow, that’s excellent. This will be a great memory for a great moment in life. Well done Tooch.

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

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#5 posted 04-29-2019 01:46 AM

Nicely done sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-29-2019 04:10 AM

Beautiful work with two layers of wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 04-29-2019 08:50 AM

Tooch, nice work. Your expertise using a CNC machine really shines in a project like this. I like your choice of type faces and shape. Sweet daughter. I have a grandson in second grade as well. It is a fun age.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 04-29-2019 12:56 PM

Very nice project. I’m sure it will be a cherished and meaningful heirloom in her life.

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

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#9 posted 04-29-2019 09:11 PM

What a beautiful Cross Mike! I’m sure this will remain in the family and become a heirloom. I really like the way the lighter ply contrast the darker walnut. And your letter is magnificent! Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 05-03-2019 03:40 PM

Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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