Heart Cross - Symbol of the Love of God - Christian Wood Carving

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MEANING: The Heart represents the Love of God and the Love we give to God. The flowing, stylized cross reminds us to Love with Joy, Exuberance, Gratitude and Generosity. The weaving of the Cross through the Heart evokes the cycle of Love, Giving and Receiving, receive love from God, send it out to the world, receive love from family, friends, strangers, pets, nature, etc, open your heart wide and channel the love back to the Divine.  

This carving is a variation of a Celtic Cross (The circle woven around the vertical and horizontal members defines the Celtic Christian Cross.) that weaves a heart shape around the cross instead of a circle.  

The heart has been associated with love since ancient times. The Christian cross also, is a symbol of love. The Heart Cross helps us to focus our thoughts on this love.

An excellent gift for Collectors of Crosses, Baptismal Gift, Conformation Gift, etc.

THE CARVING:

Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings.  Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board.  While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines.  All work is done with our hands and eyes… 

We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.

SIZE: There are pictures with the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. The quilting board, at its simplest, is a one inch grid. So with the piece on the board, you look at the top and follow the line to the left and look at the right side at the widest point and follow the line to the bottom and you have height by width...but wait! It's not that easy! The way this board I have is laid out, if I lined it up on the zero points it would cover up the numbers and on some pieces you wouldn't be able to see them...so, I line it up on the 1 inch marks which means when you get the numbers, you have to subtract 1 inch... TA DA! Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.  The Full size is 11.25 inches tall by 7.75 wide, the Mini is 5.75 tall by 3.75 wide.  

 

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    Heart Cross

    Posted by Ronald Lee Adams on Dec 25th 2019

    As the Heart Cross was a Christmas present. My wife loved it and the story behind it. Thank y’all for your craftsmanship. Ron & Carol