Wednesday Woodworking – 10 left

It’s getting very close.  There are 10 holes left to cut.  I figure I can do that in an hour so next week you might see a finished cross.  Here’s the pictures for the week:

Almost there.  Just another hour.

Almost there. Just another hour.

A little sanding and finish and this part is done.

A little sanding and finish and this part is done.

I likely won’t be writing much this weekend as I am attending an event this Sunday.  More about that later.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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22 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – 10 left

  1. The design is perfectly balanced, so complex yet so beautifully planned. Reflects the complexity of the mind of the designer, I think. And, immaculately executed, too. I just l.o.v.e. this SO much. Where’s the church so blessed to be receiving it?

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    • Andrew says:

      Well, I didn’t do the design. I’ll post the credits for that next week, but I did do all the cutting. This will be going to Campbell United Methodist. Glad you’re enjoying this project.

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  2. That is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see it finished.

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    • Andrew says:

      I finished the last cuts yesterday. Now for a bit of sanding and it will be done. Should be posting pictures of that next Wednesday.

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  3. My question is…what becomes of the cross when completed?

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  4. Your work is just spectacular! This cross is so beautiful and I am deeply impressed with the intricacy! I hope your weekend event is very satisfying. Enjoy!

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  5. cmrsyk1985 says:

    AMAZING!!!

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  6. lifelessons says:

    Please show an extreme closeup as well. This is gorgeous and I’m stupefied by your patience…https://grieflessons.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/the-news-is-too-much-with-us/

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  7. YAPCaB says:

    Do you sell these and if so for how much?

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    • Andrew says:

      This will be the fourth one I’ve made and I’ve only sold one at a church auction. Don’t recall what it went for, but it wasn’t as much as I’d hoped. One I’ve kept, one I gave as a gift. This will will be donated to the church.

      I didn’t really make these with the thought of selling, but if I was going to sell the price would be have to in the $800+ range just to make back my time – materials and supplies for this are around $50. If I thought I could sell a couple, I might, but it’s a limited market. This is a project that I might do on commission. Still, I am tempted to cut some more of these later in the year.

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      • YAPCaB says:

        That’s over my budget, but I’m sure they’re worth that and more. Sorry to hear the one that was auctioned didn’t bring as much as you hoped.

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        • Andrew says:

          It’s over mine too. I am thinking of doing another set of these later in the summer. Likely I’ll use thinner wood and ‘stack’ cut them. That’s where I’d stack 4 pieces of wood together and then one cutting session makes 4 crosses, not one. Short of getting a CNC machine that the only way to bring the cost down where people could afford it or I wouldn’t feel odd giving them away as gifts.

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        • YAPCaB says:

          What a great idea!

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  8. Nice work and such patience.

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  9. Great job. What a feeling of accomplishment with all that detail.
    Shine On

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