A Custom Cross

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I have started this morning with a piece that I have spent time designing. My daughter Haleigh and her graphic skills helped immensely. One of my favorite DFW area customers asked me to design a cross and work her initials into it. I am honored that she chose me to make this piece for her. She has crossed a bridge in having this made. This is the story of that cross.
Making the commitment, cutting the metal.
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Preparing the metal and the pattern for application.
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Applying the pattern to the metal.
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Cleaning off the excess paper from the metal.The black is what will not etch away.
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Now the scientific part of the equation. I have no true understanding how it all works scientifically, I am just glad it does!
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Etching is complete!2014-10-22 11.47.43
Beginning the initial cut.
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Initial cut complete
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Refining the cut.
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Filing the cuts.
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A little more TLC.
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Soldering the hidden bail.2014-10-24 12.09.13
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