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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 – 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 – 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

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

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 1

I was asked to build a bier for the May procession at the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, MD. That gave me about two weeks to pull something … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Couch Console

So here is the new couch in its new home. When we ordered the couch, we knew that it was about 12″ shorter than the length of the room. I … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lectern Days 1 & 2

I built an altar and tabernacle stand about five years ago, for the chapel at my church. I was recently asked to design and build a lectern to match. Here … Continue reading

October 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Garden Trellis – day 2

  I had Erin work on cutting lattice strips to length while I started laying out the seat supports on a cedar panel that I glued up. I printed out … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Garden Trellis – day 1

Erin has a new project. She is building a garden bench with a trellis over it, as a wedding present for her sister Diana. This is the basic design, that … Continue reading

April 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maple & Purpleheart crib – day 6

  I think I have worked out a functional plan for the back. BACK.PDF. The curvy parts were the hard bit to work out. The main back will be a … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Maple & Purpleheart crib – day 3

I have had a few hours over the last two evenings to get started on the sides of the crib. I haven’t had much time to put a lot of … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Maple & Purpleheart crib – day 1

My friends are having a baby in a couple of weeks, and they asked me to build them a crib. They sent me a picture of a crib that they … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adam’s desk cabinet – day 1

I don’t know about everybody else’s kids, but mine tend to be pack-rats. It doesn’t really matter what it is, my kids will keep it forever! I have gotten to … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Appalachia mission trip 2015

I just got back from our Youth group’s annual mission trip to Preston County West Virginia. We work with the Summer home repair project, run by the church of Preston … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rob’s Burr puzzle block

It has been a while since Rob has been over to my shop, but he was able to come over last night and he had a new project to work … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baby sitar build – day 1

I got a new camera for Christmas. It is a Canon PowerShot SX510. It is not the latest and greatest, but it is perfect for my needs documenting my builds. … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

12′ Cherry Conference room table – day 1

I started on my latest church project for St. Peter’s. A 12′ long conference table with a cherry trestle base. Conference table plan.PDF The majority of the base will be … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

My wood tie

I have recently been helping my friends over at Kurtz and Atkins Design carve a new product line, Wood Bow ties. Since I don’t run with the dapper crowd, I figured … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rob’s engagement ring box

I have been rather busy these last few weeks, and I haven’t put up many posts. I have also had a few projects that, for one reason or another, I … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

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