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Mini church furniture – Tabernacle and stand

My project this weekend, is to get the tabernacle and stand done. I start by cutting all the sides down to size, for the tabernacle, then I round over the … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tabernacle build – delivered

Just a quick post today. I delivered the new tabernacle this morning. It now sits in the chapel, on the stand, that I built for it, a few months ago. … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tabernacle build – day 13

I put the third coat of poly on early this morning so I would have time for one more today. Before applying the fourth coat, I sanded the entire thing … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tabernacle build – day 12

Well, the stain has had about 12 hours to dry, and the can says a minimum of 8, so I should be good to start applying the finish. All of … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tabernacle build – day 11

After pulling the clamps off of the glued up door panel, I used my smallest chisel to mortise out the area where the pivot on the knife hinge sits. I … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tabernacle build – day 10

I worked on the door panel last night. I don’t actually have a complete plan for what it will ultimately look like when completed, just a vague notion of what … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tabernacle build – day 9

  After sanding the columns and their banding to match the cabinet body, I applied glue to the first column and clamped it in place. Since the first one attached … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 3 Comments

Tabernacle build – day 8

Today I spent several hours working on the banding for the columns. Yesterday, I set up a sacrificial work table and fence on my 12″ miter saw. This tool is … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tabernacle build – day 7

The new upper base is dry and marked, so I cut the circle out on the bandsaw. I sanded the edges on the spindle sander, taking the edge down to … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tabernacle build – day 6

I only had a couple of hours to work this evening, so I took care of some small things. I measured and cut the spacers for the hidden door plate. … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tabernacle build – day 5

I started the day trying to figure out what to do with the ugly inside of the dome. I didn’t feel comfortable trying to turn the inside. With the outside … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tabernacle build – day 4

I pulled the clamps on the dome and started making a cross-brace to go across the bottom. Since the bottom flange will not be getting much smaller, I used pocket … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

Tabernacle build – day 3

With all the faceted layers glued up, it is time to assemble them. To make life a bit easier, when turning the outside of the dome, I marked my required … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tabernacle build – day 2

It has been an interesting day today. My friend Tom Iovino from Tom’s Workbench put a link to my blog in his blog post, and I have had more traffic … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tabernacle build – day 1

I got a request for a new church project yesterday. I knew this project was coming and I have passively been working on a concept to draw together elements from … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

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