Wooden Cross

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About: I make videos on my YouTube channel about all the projects I've made. Check it out Chipped Builds on instagram and YouTube.

Ever since I started woodworking I have wanted to make my own wooden cross. Since this is the start of Holy week I figured it was a great time to finally do it.

Step 1: Tools & Materials

1. Wood

2. Circular Saw

3. Sander

4. Hammer

5. Nails

6. Chisel

Step 2: Cutting the Wood

The two pieces of wood i uses were slightly different in width. So i took the thicker thinner one and pushed it again the blade. I then set the fence so I could cut the other piece to the correct width.

Step 3: Joining the Wood

I decided to use a half lap joint which is something I have never done before. It took me awhile but i finally got it done. My circular saw has a depth stop so I used that to make a bunch of notches in the wood. I then used a hammer to knock those pieces off and chisel to clean it up.

Once the opening was smooth I used the hammer to push the two pieces together.

Step 4: Finishing

I used spray lacquer to finish the wood and it brought the beauty of it out. I decided to add three nails to my cross. I recently had taken a lot of pallets apart and saved all the nails. So i used those for this project. I thought that was fitting.

Step 5: Enjoy Your New Cross!

This project meant a lot to me and Im glad I finally made it. This was way easier to make than I thought it was going to be.

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    stillash23woodca

    Answer 8 months ago

    I don’t remember the size but this wood was mahogany. You can use plywood for most things but I used a hard wood since it was for my mom.

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    bman2011

    1 year ago

    3 nails + 1 cross + 4 giveness

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    lefty9

    2 years ago

    Well done, good and faithful servant!

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