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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

St. Kilian chapel – Wall mounted candle holders

Monseigneur Rowan had one last request before I drove up to deliver all of the chapel furniture. He purchased four wall hanging candle holders but they arrived as painted metal, … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 4

I got to talk to the contractor who is laying the tile in the chapel and he gave me a final dimension for the height of the tabernacle stand. I … Continue reading

June 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 3

Everything sat overnight, so the glue is all dry. I pulled the clamps and started cleaning up the glue squeeze-out at the center seam of my panels. I noticed that … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 2

Before I get started on the base, I wanted to stain the top and see how well the grain matches. I think the solid wood and the plywood blend really … Continue reading

June 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Tabernacle stand – part 1

This next project is going to be a bit of a challenge. I live about five hours away from Saint Kilian parish and not heading to New York while it … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 4

Stain is dry so I set up the spray booth and got prepped for finish. I set up my knock-down workbench to hold everything and put it all up on … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 3

To fit the door into place, I first had to measure the width of the piano hinge, then subtract a bit more to allow the door a bit of room … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 2

I started today with pulling clamps and sanding all the glass panels. With the top piece done, I can trace it to get an exact match for the bottom. I … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Ambry – part 1

I took a little break from furniture for the last month or so. I needed to catch up on some home projects now that spring is here. I have also … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

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