The inside of this cross was opened up by drilling a series of holes on the center line of the side. I angled the cross to drill out the center. With a knife and gouge I opened the drilled area. I carved though at a angle to the center and in the opposite direction on other side. I did a simple chip carving on both sides and scalloped all the ends. The finish cross is Alizarin Crimson oil color and linseed oil. It's 4 inches long and out of 3/4 inch basswood.