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Big fish project

I had a request to do a carving for an anniversary gift. Since I do not carve by hand, I need to start with a 3d model, then convince my … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Wall mounted holy water fonts

I had a new challenge sent to me from Monsignor Rowan at Saint Kilian parish in New York. He had me make four consecration candle holders for the chapel they … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Screw gun storage/charging station

At first glance, you may think that my workbench is a disorganized mess. You, of course would be wrong. It is a completely organized mess. I honestly do know where … Continue reading

November 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 4

While each one of these table tops are different and each presents unique challenges, I don’t think you need a detailed walk-thru of each one so I will give you … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 3

I am not going to go into too much detail on the construction of all ten of the tables I have to make, but I will highlight the more interesting … Continue reading

November 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 2

To create the under structure of the tables I am ripping 3/4″ finished plywood down to 2-1/4″ wide strips. Since the sheets are so heavy, I start by ripping them … Continue reading

November 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 1

Welcome to the Man Cave. My friend Chris asked me to help him build a train table. I wasn’t entirely sure what the scope of the project was, but I … Continue reading

November 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Holly cake stand

My son got married this past weekend to a lovely young lady. They used the Wedding and Cupcake stands from my last post. Left over from that last build was … Continue reading

October 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wedding and cupcake stand

My middle son will be getting married in two weeks and I offered to make the cake stand. The current plan for the wedding cake is a small two-layer cake, … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

Marian procession bier – part 9

Before applying the second coat of paint, I sanded everything down with 400 grit paper. the water-based paint raises the grain just like water-based polyurethane. Sanding smooths out the surface … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 8

Time to get started on the back arch of the bier. I have one short piece of the old growth Douglas fir left and it should be enough to create … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 7

I need to do a lot of pre-finishing before I can start assembling anything. I start by painting the rails. I am using a good quality exterior paint and applying … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 6

Today’s project is to create the cover plate that will hold the statue base in place. I start by cutting down two more pieces of Spanish cedar to the approximate … Continue reading

August 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 5

I made a plate yesterday and tested the fit on the rails. It looks like it will work well so I cut seven more so I can mount one to … Continue reading

August 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 4

The next thing I want to work on is the corner posts and rails around the top of the bier. The two corner posts in the back will have to … Continue reading

August 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 3

There are so many details on this project, I don’t really know what sequence to build it in. I will probably be working on at least two different things at … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 2

Today I am working on the main body of the bier. I am making the main structure of the base from poplar. It is strong but lightweight and sands down … Continue reading

August 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 1

My next project is a Marian procession bier for the Baltimore Basilica. They requested a bier that would hold a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. I have made two … Continue reading

August 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

My new Laguna PL 1220 Portable Laser

I have a new project or two coming up that will require some finer cutting than I can get from my CNC router, so I decided to start researching lasers. … Continue reading

August 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chalkboard easel

My son is getting married in a few short months and he asked if I could make a chalkboard easel to put in the entrance of the reception hall to … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

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