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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

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

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

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