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St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 4 & Gift table part 2

So the credence table and gift table are stained and ready for finish. Normally, I throw up my temporary spray booth and spray, covering two days worth of work in … Continue reading

March 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 3

Columns are trimmed and all the pieces are milled so it is time to start assembling everything. The most accurate way that I have found to attach the caps and … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 2

With the columns put together, I can now mill up all the rest of the column parts. Starting with the base, I cut down  some 8″ wide 6/4 oak to … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Credence table – part 1

Next piece of furniture on my “to do” list is a credence table. This table will sit next to the priest’s chair and be the same height as the arm … Continue reading

March 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Gift table – part 1

I was planning on working on the credence table this weekend, but when I started on the design, it did not seem like it would look right. Originally we had … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 6

I spent a long weekend finishing the parts of the altar. Since I don’t have enough room to set up a temporary spray booth that is large enough to hold … Continue reading

March 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 5

In the process of trying to determine the dimensions of the short column’s top, Msgr. Rowan and I discovered that I had made the center column too tall. He gave … Continue reading

February 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 4

Now that the glue on the transition plate is dry, I can flip the plate over and drill a counter-sink into each of the pilot holes that will be used … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 3

Before assembling the bases to the columns, I take some time to sand them all. It is a lot easier to sand a flat square then to try sanding the … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 2

I was able to get back to work on my columns yesterday. I pulled the last of the clamps and all of the tape off the four main columns. They … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 1

This weekend I got started on the sixth piece of furniture for the Saint kilian chapel, the altar. It seems like it would be a fairly simple build, just four … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

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

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