Cross Prototype: at The "Wood Shop"

Cross Prototype: at The "Wood Shop"

Nothing fancy, but I had an idea that I wanted to try; a cross made from two layers of wood. The first layer is half lapped, to provide strength. The second (top) layer is mitered, for a prettier look.

Made this prototype to check out my router table lap joint set up, and my miter sled. I used some left over Pine from the Hot Tub House heat/AC unit cabinet and am pleased with the results. So pleased, that I’m going to finish it out. Not sure yet, if I’ll stain and clear, or distress paint. Hoping that someone, on Facebook, might ask for it, then I’ll do it in their choice. Haven’t decided on the Barb Wire, yet, either.

Keith "Shin" Schindler


I actually love the barb wire it really adds that religious aspect. You did a very nice job on them miters. Overall 10 being a 100 % you get an 11. Lol great job.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Yes, those miters are nice and tight, and i agree with Jeff, the barbwire adds the wow factor.

Very Creative, I may have to try this design!


Thanks everybody. It’s not the design I first envisioned, but I like it. A former shop student suggested that I route a decorative edge on the top layer. Gonna have to try that.

Still going to try the original design that’s been in my head.

Keith "Shin" Schindler

Finally got the cross finished. Waited for a good day to spray it, and the shadow boxes. This one’s going in the family reunion silent auction, but the photo got me a commission on another. :-)

Keith "Shin" Schindler

Not fancy but cool.

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