Broken Crucifix

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Project by bubbs posted 04-08-2021 05:07 PM 635 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The crucifix in the Sisters of Life chapel fell off the wall and they asked if I could repair it. I didn’t yet know how much damage was done. Sister delivered it to a close friend of mine who, in turn. delivered it to me. As you can see in the main photo, His left arm is broken off. For the most part, the arm was intact, except for one of His fingers. I re-anchored the arm and the finger with 1-inch and 1/4-inch dowels, respectively. The repair looked decent, but how to hide the seam? It took a LOT of blending and sanding, but finally it was completed. As you can tell from the photos, you can see the seam in the 2nd picture, but there is no seam showing in the 3rd and 4th. Everyone was happy, including me. I sometimes receive cards and prayers from the Sisters. Life is pretty good.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#1 posted 04-08-2021 05:19 PM

nice work and you probably scored some points with the big guy!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-08-2021 05:45 PM

Well done! Good on you!

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#3 posted 04-08-2021 07:25 PM

yes sir – a great repair

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 04-08-2021 09:44 PM

Congrats… just woodworked your way to heaven. :)

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 04-08-2021 10:38 PM

Wonderful repair. Something to be proud of. Having to innovate shows who is the craftsman.

-- Ron

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#6 posted 04-08-2021 11:53 PM

Well done!

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#7 posted 04-09-2021 11:01 AM

Nice job

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#8 posted 04-09-2021 08:05 PM

This is when your skills really pay off…couldn’t be put to better use…Congratulations on a great repair and the joy it brought…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 04-11-2021 01:36 AM

Really nice work hiding the repair. Much better than disguising it as a barb-wire tattoo.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 04-15-2021 11:14 PM

Do unto others. Nice job

-- Funny thing about comfort - one man's comfort is another man's misery - Richard Proenneke

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