Horseshoe Cross

This a a rather easy project.  As with most of the projects in our Crafts section, how you choose to apply a finish coat to this cross will make it distinctively yours.  In the video below the artist opts for a spot heat generated look.  If you follow his general technique, but move the torch smoothly and evenly over the polished surface of the cross you will achieve what is referred to as a Tortoise Shell finish.  With some experimentation you can find the heat pattern you like best.  A benefit to making a heat pattern is that if you are dissatisfied with the result you can simply tat the flap wheel and polish the pattern away to try it again.

When you have the finish you want, it is best to use the Rustoleum Clear coat spray to protect it.

To make this project you will need:

Equipment
Oxy/Acetlyne Welder
Filler rod for welder
Bench vise
Steel layout/welding table
4½” grinder with wire brush and flap wheel

Horseshoes:
5 horseshoes size #000

Please watch the video before deciding if you want to make this project.  It shows all of the equipment and supplies you will need in addition to the horseshoes.

Select the shoes from:   Diamond Classic