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John Crouchet, Mission Concepción Cross    

John's latest project for the National Park Service was a 3/4 scale reproduction mission cross for Mission Concepción in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

The progress of the prodiuction of the cross.

the full size working drawing for replica

starting the basic framework

Using dividers to measure scroll lengths... You know I really only do this stuff so I have an excuse to play with all the cool old blacksmith tools

starting the scrolls

rough fitting the "C" scrolls on the drawing
John forging the cross

forging the cross

Hot collaring the cross
John with finished cross

proud poppa

the finished cross

delivering the finished cross to National Park Service Ranger Elizabeth Dupree. Elizabeth is the Chief of Interpretation for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.


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