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St. Kilian chapel – Paschal candle stand – part 4

Before I start applying finish, I need something to protect the threads of my mounting screw from getting clogged up with stain or polyurethane. I found a wire nut that … Continue reading

February 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Paschal candle stand – part 3

I have a few odds and ends to accomplish before final assembly. Since this stand is on wheels, I need to add a bit of weight to the bottom to … Continue reading

January 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Paschal candle stand – part 2

I pulled the clamps on the base and took it to the router table to put a 1/4″ chamfer around the top. This just takes the sharp edge off in … Continue reading

January 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Paschal candle stand – part 1

The font is done so it is time to move on to the next piece. My design for the Paschal candle stand is similar to the font, but the base … Continue reading

January 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Baptismal Font – part 6

I waited a day for the stain to cure, then started putting up the plastic to create my temporary spray booth. I set the column on a stool with a … Continue reading

January 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Baptismal Font – part 5

The glue is dry on the mobile base so I pulled the clamps and took it over to my router table to cut a chamfer along the top edge. Then … Continue reading

January 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Baptismal Font – part 4

I pulled the clamps on the two base plates that I glued up the other night. Since they are too wide to run through my planer, I sent them through … Continue reading

January 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Baptismal Font – part 3

I was getting ready to mill some more wood for the column cap piece when I noticed the off-cuts from the mid-plate. It wouldn’t take much to make an octagon … Continue reading

January 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

St. Kilian chapel – Baptismal Font – part 2

I pulled the clamps on the big plate with a hole in it (I gave up trying to find a name for each of these pieces…), then I centered it … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Baptismal Font – part 1

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and a happy New Year. Mine was pretty good, I found out that I am going to be a grandfather. I also took … Continue reading

January 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Deacon’s chair – part 2

The stain is dry so it is time to set up my temporary spray booth. This is basically a drop cloth and a large piece of plastic clamped to the … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Deacon’s chair – part 1

I am heading up to New York, next week, to deliver the chair and the ambo. I got an additional request for a Deacon’s chair to go with the Pastor’s … Continue reading

December 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Pastor chair, part 5

Just a quick post today to wrap up the Pastor chair. I picked up everything I think I need to create two cushion panels for the chair. I have to … Continue reading

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Pastor chair, part 4

Before I can fully assemble the chair, I need to cut the plywood panels for the seat and back. Unfortunately, at the moment, the only place I have to store … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

St. Kilian chapel – Pastor chair, part 3

With just about all the parts cut out, it was time to start sanding. I took everything down to 180 grit in preparation for glueing up the legs. To attach … Continue reading

December 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Pastor chair, part 2

I decided to sand the four columns before adding the trim. Like the Ambo, the columns on the chair will have a walnut bullnose wrapped around the top and bottom … Continue reading

December 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Pastor chair, part 1

The next piece that I am working on for the Saint Kilian chapel is the Pastor chair. It will have similar octagonal columns to the ambo. This is my design: chair-PARTS.pdf. … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambo, part 6

Before I sprayed on the polyurethane finish, I flipped the ambo over and brushed two coats of polyurethane on the bottom of the base. I also applied two coats to … Continue reading

November 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambo, part 5

Time for final assembly. I am starting with the top plate. I inserted the first one into the locating jig and spread a thin layer of glue to the top … Continue reading

November 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambo, part 4

I want to recess all of the trim into a shallow dado on the top and bottom of the columns. My goal is to wrap the trim around the column … Continue reading

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

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