Jesus niche



 This is a really peculiar design of a gothic style  wall niche for Jesus in the Cross. On each side of the Cross an angel  prays on his knees, and in the lower part there is a space to keep objects. The original Italian name of the design is ¨Cappelletta Acquasantino¨, this means that the lower space was originally designed to place a small bottle containing Holy Water. This pattern is based in a XIX century Italian design that I have reconstructed completely in the computer. In the original pattern the Cross was part of the fretwork in the rear piece. However I have preferred to complete the fretwork of the rear piece with the same motif and extrude the Cross slightly, to make it more visible. Furthermore, by doing this the Cross can be made in a different contrasting wood for a better result.

The niche is designed to be made preferably with 1/4 and 1/8 inches wood or with 6 and 3 mm wood, but of course it can be resized at will. The following table gives the measures of the niche depending on the wood width you use:

  Height Width Depth
1/4  and 1/8 in. wood   21,5 in.  8,3 in.   2,7 in.
6 and 3 mm. wood   51,6 cm. 20 cm.   6,5 cm.
3/8 and 3/16 in. wood  32,2 in.  12,5 in.  4 in.
8 and 4 mm. wood   68,8 cm.  26,7 cm.   8,7 cm.

  Please note that this pattern is registered and copyrighted. If you would like to have it I offer it for € 11.00 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.

 This picture has been sent by Jose Luis Tellez from Celaya (Guanajuato, Mexico). 


 This picture has been kindly sent by Andrea Graziano from Italy.


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