mahogany cross - gift for girl's baptism

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Project by lawrence posted 07-07-2012 11:28 PM 1582 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a friend call me up and and ask if I could make a cross for her to give as a gift… for a baptism… tomorrow…

My original idea was the straight cross, but she wasn’t that keen

So I went with thie more rounded look….
The wood is mahogany with a quick gel stain and lacquer finish. I used my carvewright for the entire thing, including cutting it out. Total carve time was fairly long at about an hour and fifteen minutes, but the carve came out clean (about 3 minutes edge sanding and no face sanding) so I’m ok with a bit of a longer carve.

From phone call to dry and taking pictures was about three and a half hours of work.

Thanks again for your comments and support,


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#1 posted 07-07-2012 11:38 PM

Wow this is beautiful what a wonderful gift.


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#2 posted 07-08-2012 05:39 PM

Great job. I like this design better as well.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#3 posted 05-14-2013 03:56 PM

I am not a woodworker, but would like to know if you make these crosses for sale. It is a great gift idea and something really beautiful and different.


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#4 posted 05-14-2013 09:27 PM

thank you for your compliment- I’ve sent you my email address- it is in your messages listed above under “my lumberjocks”


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