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#1 posted 10-14-2020 04:48 PM

I would suggest not carving the Celtic cross with only vertical grain. Even with the ring, the arms of the cross are cross-grain, making them easily broken.

- Phil32

I agree strongly with this. Will you add some sort of mechanical fastener to keep the arms attached?

You could also think about using a half-lap, Lincoln-Log-style of attaching the cross piece. A well-fitted joint with Titebond 3 or a marine epoxy (West Systems is a great choice) will withstand the elements. Heck, Epoxies are used in boat construction and will see more moisture than your project will ever see.

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