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The Gothic Cross

 

 

   This is a very elaborate and intricate cross.  It has rich gothic ornamentation. In the center of the cross there is a simple but effective portrait of Jesus. A beautiful and sober base completes the design. The cross is fixed to the base by two discrete pieces of wood, somehow making the impression that the cross floats in the air. The sides of the cross are formed by two pieces of wood, both of them fretworked. When the interior is linen with a contrasting linen, the result is very striking. This cross requires many hours of work but the result will be admired by everybody.

   The patterns have been designed to use 1/4 and 1/8 inches wood or 6 and 3 mm wood. These are the measures of the ceoss depending on the wood thickness you use:

  Cross Height Cross width and depth Base height Base width Base depth
1/4 and 1/8 in. 23.5 in. 3.6 in. 5,4 in. 14 in. 6.2 in.
8 and 4 mm. 74.7 cm. 11.5 cm. 17,2 cm. 44.4 cm. 19.6 cm.

 Please note that this pattern is registered and copyrighted. If you would like to have it I offer it for 14 plus shipping. The pattern is computer made, which provides total precision, and nicely printed for convenient scrolling. Click here to buy this pattern. Write me to info@finescrollsaw.com for any questions.

  These two pictures have been kindly sent by Kizlyk Alexcey from the city of Mirny, Sakha (Yakutia) Russia. They show fantastic craftsmanship, attention to detail and a very delicate satin finish with subtle use of colour that make this piece a masterwork.

 

 

 Detail of the center of the cross, with the portrait of Jesus. Picture by Kizlyk Alexcey.

 This picture has been sent by Robert DeHart from The USA.

  This picture has been sent by Carlos del Cerro Tenorio from Spain.

 
This picture has been kindly sent by Eliane Mermin from France. 
 

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