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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

St. Kilian chapel – Ambo, part 3

The glue on the book ledge is dry so I pulled the clamps and brought the panels over to my oscillating spindle sander to round off the corners. That is … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambo, part 2

With most of the base made, it is time to start on the top of the ambo. I grabbed a 9′ long piece of 4/4 oak off the pile and … Continue reading

November 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambo, part 1

I have a new big project to get started on this week. Six new pieces of chapel furniture for Saint Kilian parish in Farmingdale, NY. I will be making a … Continue reading

November 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Holly engagement ring box

Congratulations to my son Ian, he just got engaged to a lovely young lady today. When he bought the ring a couple of weeks ago, I offered to make a … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bleached walnut dining table – days 9 & 10

Before the second coat got applied, I sanded everything down again, with 400 grit paper. Then I applied a coat of General Finishes High Performance, Water-based Polyurethane. When that was … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bleached walnut dining table – days 6,7,&8

This three-day weekend began with cutting out more mortises. This time I was working on the top of the legs. I started removing as much material as possible with the … Continue reading

October 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bleached walnut dining table – days 4/5

As usual, it has been a busy week. I did manage to get the last of the urethane applied during the week, but no real progress got made until the … Continue reading

September 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bleached walnut dining table – day 2/3

I had hoped to get back to this table over the last week, but some times there just isn’t enough time. I did get a chance to work up the … Continue reading

September 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bleached walnut dining table – day 1

This new project is for a friend of mine that is on sabbatical in the United States. He and his wife want a new dining room table built for them, … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sword display case

I had a request to make a shadow box to display a sword. At first I thought this would be a simple task, but the more I thought about the … Continue reading

August 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Appalachia mission trip 2019

This was my tenth year going on the Appalachia mission trip with the Saint Peter’s youth group. Our parish has been participating in the program for over 30 years now. … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Converting maple & purpleheart crib to a bed

Remember the Maple & Purpleheart Crib that I made about three years ago? Well that little girl is not so little any more. Now that she is climbing out of … Continue reading

June 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Floating shelf

After adding the new couch to the living room, my wife and I wanted to open up the corner of the room, where the TV is. This would give us … Continue reading

June 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bier build – day 3

The stain has set over night. It is not quite cured enough to apply finish, but it is dry enough that you can touch it without staining your clothes. I … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bier build – day 2

  Time to figure out my rail attachment. I have some thumb screws with 1-1/2″ of thread. That means it I will have to attach it from the top, not … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

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