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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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