I have friends who live in a very small town north of where I live.  Its one of those small towns where everyone knows each other.
My friends Wife is involved in community work in the area, she asked if I could make a Cross on a base for an Old Mum/Mom who is in a nursing home.
The Cross is made from, I think...New Guinea Rosewood and the base is from a locally grown Native shrub.
I was in such a rush to make the Cross on a Base and Post it off to My friends wife..  I didn't take note of measurements.  Sorry about that!!
It is finished with several coats of Polyurethane .  I glued a red felt underlay on the base. 

It was posted early Tuesday morning and to my astonishment they received it Wednesday.  A grand effort for our postal service.

Kind regards.....Cliff.


A very nice gesture Cliff, and it looks good too.

Main Street to the Mountains

Nicely done

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Very nice cross,Cliff and a very good act on your part!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Really admire you for giving your talent to someone else.    The cross looks great.    


Eric....Thank you.
Ryan......Thank you.....Regards......Cliff
Jim......Thank you,  Its nice to bring comfort to an Old Lady in a Nursing Home.

Thank you very much Ron......Regards......Cliff.
Very nice of you Cliff. I try to be extra kind and thoughtful to people older than me. My problem is I'm having a hard time finding folks older than me. LOL

.................. John D....................

Nicely done.  I like the design to have a base so it can be placed on a nearby table.  How did you join the cross to the base? 
awsum55.   Thank you John.  Much appreciated....I hear what you are saying.  I'm fast passing all the ages I thought were Old....Now I am older than all those 'Age MiIe stones"
Thank you for your nice comments.

To join the Cross to the base I drilled a hole in the centre of the base, more than half the depth of the Base.  But being careful not to go right through the Base.  Then I turned a Tenon on the end of the Cross and kept checking to make sure
the Tenon would have a snug fit.
When I thought it was a good snug fit, I put a bit of Tite Bond 3 into the Mortice and some on the Tenon, then tapped the cross into the mortice...I put a steel square against the cross all sides to make sure the upright of the cross was Plumb.
Then when the glue set, it will never come apart,


OK timber recognition 101
1. If its NG Rosewood.
2. It will smell like roses when you work it
3. It may possibly make you sneeze and itch
4. It will have fine elongated open grain cells visible with possibly fleck in it 
I will be great to work, as opposed to Red Iron Bark!
It will be light and very good looking when your finished (as per the attached images) 
Plus if you need any more drop me a line!

Regards Rob

That's for the added information.  Very solid way to attach the two.  

Again - really nicely done.

Thank You...I didn't notice any aromas and fortunately it didn't make me sneeze or itch.
It is certainly a very light wood in weight, but not sure now if it was New Guinea Rosewood.  The description you gave is possibly not the wood I used.
But thank you.
You are most welcome.  Glad I was able to help.

I had a look at your Site.  You have made some very beautiful Projects.
Hello Cliff,

Here is a piece of New Guinea Rose wood I sawed in half today the aroma beyond description!
Work ability 11 out of 10!
Timber like this makes woodworking a pleasure.

Regards Rob

Beautiful wood!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Hello Rob,

My apologies for not responding earlier.  Time got away from me.
Rob that is beautiful Wood.
The Features and colours are really beautiful.

Thank you you for showing me.