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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-20-2012 09:08 PM 2009 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know some of you thought (or hoped) since I am at a show for 10 days you would not hear from me. But since it is usually slow in the mornings I bring projects to work on. 2 of the crosses are Russian Olive & 1 is willow. About 9” tall about 6” in diameter.

Thanks for looking.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 09:11 PM

I’m not one of them!
These crosses are GREAT. I really like the way you carved them and left the base attached. Again, a really unique twist on an old design.

How is the show going??

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 09:21 PM

Near perfect weather for the fair. Lots of people and sales.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 10:47 PM

Me either. I like checkin out yer projects. Sounds like yer havin good luck at the show. Keep it up

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 11:51 PM

good work ,glad you are having fun tc

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 08-21-2012 12:40 AM

Those are great crosses. i like how you left the bottom pure natural. Did you turn them first or just cut them from the solid piece? May I borrow your design?

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

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#6 posted 08-21-2012 01:24 AM

I actually cut it down with a chainsaw first then a Saburr Tooth cutters and then sanding. Probably should sand more than I do. Russian Olive breaks on me a lot, so I limit how much o rough it up.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 08-21-2012 01:34 AM

I can’t believe you cut those out with a chainsaw! That doesn’t sound safe but you must have figured a safe way to hold them solid. I have a pic with the wood in one hand and the chainsaw in the other! Be careful. One “Stumpy” on this site is enough.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 08-21-2012 01:39 AM

Branch strapped to stand tightly. Not cut off till the rough cuts are made and clean up left.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 08-21-2012 01:55 AM

a chainsaw! thats one way to draw a crowd. nice crosses. glad sales are good.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 08-21-2012 03:32 AM

Funky looking crosses ! I like that Russian olive !

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#11 posted 08-21-2012 04:35 AM

That’s pretty cool. I was thinking you turned them. I may try turning one like this.

Nead idea Monte. Thanks for sharing. And let us know how you fared at the show. Any statistics would be a great help.

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#12 posted 08-21-2012 03:22 PM

I like the natural look of the crosses.

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#13 posted 08-22-2012 12:06 AM

Great job, I have a chainsaw carved one myself. God Bless. You did an outstanding job.

-- Ray

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#14 posted 09-05-2012 03:36 PM

I’ve been inspired….I’m going to put one of these on my list of projects to do!

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#15 posted 09-12-2012 04:16 PM

Oh wow those are nice Monte.

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