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    Speaking of crosses

    I have a question about the ratio for a Cross. I have looked and not really found anything. Is there a standard for the length of the cross piece to the vertical? And where is the cross piece mounted on the vertical.

    I have made a few in the past and always just used what looked good to me....

    Thanks
    Garry

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    The base point to start from is a 1-2-3 ratio. Simple example: If the cross arm is 2' wide the the vertical above the arm is 1' tall and the vertical below the arm is 3' long. IMHO
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    I used the eyeball factor.
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    We've all got a cross to bear, for you, it is figuring out what works best... Rennie has a good point as well as Frank.

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    2:1 for the vertical vs the horrizontal is correct, as far as the top to bottom, I go by whatever looks right.
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    [QUOTE=Garry Foster;227342]I have a question about the ratio for a Cross. I have looked and not really found anything. Is there a standard for the length of the cross piece to the vertical? And where is the cross piece mounted on the vertical.

    I have made a few in the past and always just used what looked good to me....

    Thanks
    Garry[/QUOTE

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    Just wanted to thank all those that responded. It gives me a lot of more accurate information than I had before.

    Thanks again..
    Garry

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