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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 · 1 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

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