Joe Meineke

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Copper Cross

Here’s my latest project – a wood textured 100% copper cross.  I love the wonderful colors you can tease out of copper with a torch! To join the arms to the main beam, I half-lapped the joints and then, using an oxy/mapp torch, fused them together and then put some decorative copper bands on the [...]

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The Old Rugged (iron) Cross

These crosses make very nice gifts and are fun to make too.  I use 1/2″ mild-steel bar stock for these crosses and 1020 steel bases. One fun fact about these crosses is what’s inside!  I first drill a 5/16″ hole in the bottom of the cross to a depth of about 3/4″.  I then fill [...]

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