New cross

tehutiOctober 27, 2010

A local gardener (ah ha), a neighbor, brought me several wrenches and small hand tools that had been destroyed when a garden tool shed (that looks looks like a second tie-in) caught fire and burned.

This cross is made from two disassembled wrenches (ratchet ends, from the fire), a bicycle gear, five crystals from a chandelier, a glass heart from an old wind chime (maybe a third), a piece of redwood bender-board (used to form concrete walkways - a possible forth), five large washers, ten small screws, and a saw-tooth hanger. Total construction time five weeks (thirty-two days studying those destroyed wrenches and three days with the assembly and finishing.

Enjoy

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mary2010(9 FL)

A labor of love I must say. This turned out beautiful and will make a wonderful gift for someone who collects crosses. Well done!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 2:34PM
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Marlene Kindred

BEAUTIFUL as always Robert! You are a man of many talents!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 4:16PM
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oldcrafty(8)

How beautiful.............You just keep amazing me with awesome works of art

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 5:14PM
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jeannespines

I like the time spent studying those destroyed wrenches! LOL! Expertise in pondering fits you...& you're blessed with an eagle's eye. Beautiful pc of work! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 5:18PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

Very nice as is all your work.

And I thought these things just happened. :->

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 5:35PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What a lovely creation that arose from the ashes! Very pretty. I'm sure God is delighted!

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 11:44PM
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sunnyca_gw

Nice rescue from the fire, hope it will bring someone a warm feeling when they look at it. It's lovely! Jan

    Bookmark   October 28, 2010 at 12:16AM
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Purplemoon

Robert, your "construction time" had me laughing out loud. Too bad those hours aren't billable to someone. LOL.
Your cross is lovely, and its so incredible you could look at some old burned tools and come to such a conclusion.
(tho I'm still giggling at all the 'pondering' time)
You just never cease to amaze me.

hugs, Karen,

    Bookmark   November 1, 2010 at 3:15AM
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chickiebabeblue

I completely understand the "pondering" time. I love the cross Robert. You are an amazing artist.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   November 1, 2010 at 9:09AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Wonderful!!!!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2010 at 8:22AM
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aka_strawberrygoat(PNW-8)

it almost sounded like there was going to be a partridge in a pear tree at the end of that list...
that's too cool, to make such a piece from tossed things!

very beautiful~

    Bookmark   November 3, 2010 at 10:40AM
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toomuchglass(5)

You sure love your gears !!! LOL Once again - fantastic !

    Bookmark   November 3, 2010 at 6:29PM
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