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    I really enjoyed making this cross. The plans called for cutting from blood wood, and cutting the letters and angels from brass. Instead I cut the front, center and back parts from Sapele and dyed with red Transtint dye. For the letters and angels I used maple, sealed with shellac then finished with gold paint. Unfortunately, I cannot find the other photos I took of it. I brought the cross along with a few other samples to a hobby show at our church one day, and one of the ladies immediately got out her check book and wrote me a check for the $300 I told her was the price.
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    Very nice. I really would like to have seen a close up, but I'm sure it went to a good home.
    Floyd
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    • #3
      Amazing how some people will see workmanship an pay for it and others can’t see paying enough to cover the cost of the finish. Were did you get the plans? Very nice cross!!

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      • #4
        You're right on price. The people who understand quality know that they get what they pay for. Very nice---and thank you for taking a pic with you holding it, as it adds to size perspective.
        Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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        • #5
          The picture says Dirk Boleman design. Theartfactory.com on page 3 under religious patterns.
          Betty

          "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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          • #6
            Beautiful piece and a fair price.
            Rolf
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            • #7
              Great job Brother. I have seen your works up close and they are amazing.
              Scott
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              • #8
                Awww, y'all are too kind, (blush). I need to make another, and the dividing wood between the 3 main parts of the cross is white oak. I had taken pictures and sent them to Dirk explaining what I had done, and he had a lot of nice things to say. I sure do miss him.
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                • #9
                  I found this photo of the Cross on display at the County Fair. It's also on display with another cross and 2 clocks at an event at the Klingspors Woodworking Store in Raleigh awhile back. Having more than one entry in the same divisions caught me competing against myself. The Rhinelander Clock on the left won the Woodworkers Choice Award. And it came with money!!!
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