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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

Bier build – day 3

The stain has set over night. It is not quite cured enough to apply finish, but it is dry enough that you can touch it without staining your clothes. I … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Bier build – day 2

  Time to figure out my rail attachment. I have some thumb screws with 1-1/2″ of thread. That means it I will have to attach it from the top, not … Continue reading

April 25, 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

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