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St. Kilian chapel – Gift table – part 1

I was planning on working on the credence table this weekend, but when I started on the design, it did not seem like it would look right. Originally we had … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 6

I spent a long weekend finishing the parts of the altar. Since I don’t have enough room to set up a temporary spray booth that is large enough to hold … Continue reading

March 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 5

In the process of trying to determine the dimensions of the short column’s top, Msgr. Rowan and I discovered that I had made the center column too tall. He gave … Continue reading

February 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 4

Now that the glue on the transition plate is dry, I can flip the plate over and drill a counter-sink into each of the pilot holes that will be used … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 3

Before assembling the bases to the columns, I take some time to sand them all. It is a lot easier to sand a flat square then to try sanding the … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 2

I was able to get back to work on my columns yesterday. I pulled the last of the clamps and all of the tape off the four main columns. They … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Altar – part 1

This weekend I got started on the sixth piece of furniture for the Saint kilian chapel, the altar. It seems like it would be a fairly simple build, just four … Continue reading

February 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

St. Kilian chapel – Paschal candle stand – part 4

Before I start applying finish, I need something to protect the threads of my mounting screw from getting clogged up with stain or polyurethane. I found a wire nut that … Continue reading

February 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Paschal candle stand – part 3

I have a few odds and ends to accomplish before final assembly. Since this stand is on wheels, I need to add a bit of weight to the bottom to … Continue reading

January 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Paschal candle stand – part 2

I pulled the clamps on the base and took it to the router table to put a 1/4″ chamfer around the top. This just takes the sharp edge off in … Continue reading

January 27, 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

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

Illuminated display columns

I have another interesting challenge to work on for my church. The Ambry is the alcove where the holy oils are displayed. Not a lot of thought went into the … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

Octagonal column prototype – day 2

Well, the glue is cured so I removed the tape today. There was a fair bit of glue squeeze-out so I took my block plane to it. Once I planed … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Octagonal column prototype

My next big project, coming up, is a new altar for the chapel at my church. I have a concept that I am working from, but the design is not … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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