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Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 30 – Delivery day

So I put on a few finishing touches before delivery today. I drilled the base of the tabernacle stand so I could attach the columns from the bottom. I countersunk … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 29

The wiping poly dries pretty quickly, especially when it was the first coat. I was able to squee an extra brush coat on the two tops last night. This morning, … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 28

Just a quick post this evening. I sanded down all the surfaces that were urethaned yesterday. They did not need much because not much dust settled on altar parts. The … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 27

The thing I like the least about a project is the finishing. I decided to go with a wipe-on Polyurethane finish for this project. To create a wipe-on ploy, you … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 26

I finished the last bit of assembly today. I needed to attach the top plates for the raised panels. I used the drill bit from my Kreg pocket hole jig … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 25

I usually don’t get much done on a monday, but I took off sick yesterday. I had nothing better to do, so I spent the day in the shop. I … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 24

Ok, I did work on the columns for a few hours yesterday, but I didn’t feel like posting just this one picture. It took nearly two hours to finish the … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 23

I like working with walnut. It is probably one of my favorite woods. The grain is tight, It smells good when you cut it, and it is very stable. That … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 22

I have a bit of a head cold starting and I wasn’t feeling all that energetic last night. I decided to stay away from the bigger power tools if my … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 21

I had a couple of hours to work last night, so I started out sanding down the wood filler on the columns. That took a while, I had a lot … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 20

So after trying the first two columns with just a few strips of tape to keep them lined up, I decided to stop being cheap and use a crap load … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 19

Long day today, but I am starting to make some progress. I started the day sanding down the wood filler that I applied to the tops last night. With the … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 18

I received my new router table insert plate, that I ordered. Now I have dueling routers. This means that I can set up two bits, that work together, and swap … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 17

I had a little time, last night. Not enough to run the trim for the altar on the Carvewright (3.5 hours), but enough to cut down and install the trim … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 16

I have received a few software upgrades for the Carvewright CNC router. I now have the ability to import 2D and 3D images, instead of trying to create them in … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 15

I decided to start off the day yesterday (afternoon) by mixing up a bit more wood filler. Same recipe as before, stained wood flour and hide glue. I thought I … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 14

My goal today was to get the bases knocked out. I pulled the clamps from the tabernacle base and planed down the high spots and glue joints. Before I can … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 13

I was all set to return the Domino to my buddy Dave yesterday when I remembered that I completely forgot to build the lower base for the tabernacle stand. So … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 12

Today, I want to work on the base for the altar, so to make some room, I finished scraping and sanding the tabernacle top. It turned out nice, but that … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Church Altar and tabernacle stand – day 11

I pulled the clamps off of the tabernacle stand top today. Learning from the altar top, I only use the router to flush trim the end grain. for some reason … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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