A Custom Cross
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.
Preparing the metal and the pattern for application.
Applying the pattern to the metal.
Cleaning off the excess paper from the metal.The black is what will not etch away.
Now the scientific part of the equation. I have no true understanding how it all works scientifically, I am just glad it does!
Etching is complete!
Beginning the initial cut.
Initial cut complete
Refining the cut.
Filing the cuts.
A little more TLC.
Soldering the hidden bail.