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    Default Crucifix carving a work in progress

    I was commissioned to carve a crucifixion for a church. It is being renovated so they gave me some of the old church pew wood for the carving, the wood is red Oak.

    I decided before making the church one to do a practice run so I glued up some tulip poplar and made this one. It gets roughed out on the Shop bot I have a computer model I scanned years ago on the bot it was a small metal one. I used a pointed tig welder electrode mounted in the router with the z zero connected to the model

    I finish it off by hand with die grinders and some little dremels with carbide burrs.

    This one is almost done a little more work on the hands and feet.

    A friend of mine who is a photographer took the pictures of me working.








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    It is just about finished I will be starting on the Oak one. I am going to make the cross for the poplar one out of cherry.








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    Very impressive work. Thanks for posting.

    Phil

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    BEAUTIFUL work Brian!!

    Boy, that bowling ball comes in Handy!
    Nice pics....Thank you!
    scott
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    Brian! WOW. That one is a wonderful creation! Your talent is showing! Keep posting, we love your work!

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    Thanks Guys, I will update as I progress. The oak one is machined and I will start the handwork tomorrow. Scott yes the bowling ball vise is one of my most used tools in the shop.

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