Simple Cross

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 06-05-2012 05:47 PM 1867 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]

Around Christmas last year I made myself this cross. I’m a pastoral assistant at our church and I wanted my own cross to wear, instead of just one of the ones provided. It’s made of recycled oak from an old pallet joined by a cross-lap which I made using a crosscut sled on my table saw. The center brass is set in an 1/8 in. wide dado. The edge brass is just an angle cut and glued. Two eyelets on the back keep the string from moving so no one ever sees the knot.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-06-2012 02:12 AM

That is a sweet cross!!................Jim

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

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 12:11 PM

Nice inlay! And great looking cross!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 12:16 PM

Nice and simple but makes a big statement.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 03:47 AM

Oak and brass combo is striking Dave. Nicely done. The double eyelet/hidden knot is inspired ;-) I bet it starts a lot of conversations. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 10:50 AM

CFrye, I do get a lot of compliments about it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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