video Quilted Maple Cross
My son and I built this for a local fundraiser. I had this beautiful quilted maple board, fantastic figure (though she cracked on me in the figure after surfacing) but I couldn't seem to figure out what to do with it. I decided on a wall hanging as it would display the figure in the board nicely. We put the cross on it because I live in a small, conservative, religious town and felt that would be appreciated the most. This was also the piece I used to test colored epoxy. I wanted to make sure that coloring the epoxy wouldn't change the rest of it's properties. Other than extending it's hardening time by 30% or more it didn't. I found out by accident that heating the colored epoxy in the microwave for 10 seconds or so will dramatically shorten set time. I haven't tried it with the clear yet but will soon.