Building small wood crosses - Pensacola Fishing Forum

Go Back   Pensacola Fishing Forum > Members Only > Religion

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By oldflathead
  • 1 Post By Jason
  • 1 Post By kristopherrimes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2015, 07:08 AM   #1
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
oldflathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edgewater Dr. on Bayou Chico
Posts: 2,238
Default Building small wood crosses

Building small wood crosses-cross-jpg

I am building these wooden crosses for Christmas presents. AS you can see "JESUS" is cut into the crosses. I have several types of wood scraps; teak, mahogany, cypress, white oak, locust and cedar. The upright piece is only
13 1/2" tall X 2 1/4" wide and 3/4" thick.

Over the years I have collected a number of wood working tools, but am not proficient using them. My business is rebuilding diesel boat engines. No problem here in dealing with fuel injector tolerances of .001 ", but ...?

I am looking for advice in how to cut the mortise joint where the arm of the cross intersects the vertical. The wood is 3/4" thick, so I need to remove 3/8"
from each piece. I have two table routers and one hand held router. I have a table saw, band saw, 12" planer, jointer, big belt sander, scroll saw, saber saw,
drill press, hand drills, etc., but I forgot how to do many things as high school shop class was 61 years ago _huh:

I want this joint to fit tight and flush.

Advice and prayers requested.
THE POMPANO KING likes this.
__________________
oldflathead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-2015, 07:15 AM   #2
*^* JaiBo *^*
Grand Slam
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: (North Baker,FL) KRISPY KREME pro staff!
Posts: 27,175
Default

that looks great brother I don't know about getting too much help on the religious section of this forum....you may want to branch out into another section on the form that gets visited more. I on the other hand love woodworking and I'm not mechanical by no means but I don't have any tools and the experience to help you and your question....
oldflathead likes this.
__________________
Boatless Again, How long? Who knows...






Philippians 1:21

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


Jason is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2015, 09:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
Trigger
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 219
Default

Do you have a dado stack for your table saw? That's what I would use and just batch out the cuts. Set it up for the first pass and do all of your pieces, and on down the line. I have a dado blade set if you need to borrow one.
oldflathead likes this.
kristopherrimes is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-2015, 06:32 PM   #4
Senior Member
Sailfish
 
oldflathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edgewater Dr. on Bayou Chico
Posts: 2,238
Default Thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by kristopherrimes View Post
Do you have a dado stack for your table saw? That's what I would use and just batch out the cuts. Set it up for the first pass and do all of your pieces, and on down the line. I have a dado blade set if you need to borrow one.
I found a new dado set after searching my shop and may use it. Today I figured out a jig for my small router, made a guide/pusher and used clamps to set a fence. My router blade is 3/4", so I must make 3 passes for the 2 1/4" mortise.
I practiced on a piece of scrap cedar and it looks good, but I need to speed it up as I am making 11 of the crosses.

I am really enjoying this.

Tom
__________________
oldflathead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
*^* JaiBo *^*
Grand Slam
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: (North Baker,FL) KRISPY KREME pro staff!
Posts: 27,175
Default

When I was in High School, instead of on job training---I took up the last 4 periods of my school day in 11th/12th grade at George Stone Votec in carpentry. I loved the house building but we also worked on small projects like this...When I get enough room/time here at the house, I want to have a woodworking shop!
__________________
Boatless Again, How long? Who knows...






Philippians 1:21

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.


Jason is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pensacola Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
How Did You Find Us?
Tell us how you heard about Pensacola Fishing Forum.

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.