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Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 8

Stain is dry and it is time to apply the finish. I will be spraying an oil-based polyurethane on all of the visible components. Polyurethane is a film finish that … Continue reading

January 22, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 7

The center post wouldn’t be too complicated if I were to make it from a solid piece of wood. Unfortunately, that would allow for too much wood movement. The thicker … Continue reading

January 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 6

I pull off the temporary glue blocks and remove all of the tape so I can use them again. I laid out the two larger base pieces to see if … Continue reading

January 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 5

Today I want to start working on the base. The easiest part will be the four feet. Since I have come 1/2″ stock left over from the triangular off-cuts from … Continue reading

January 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 4 

Time to make the yoke for the base of the head piece. I start with the two gussets. They are 3″x4″ triangles that are 1-1/2″ thick. I squared up the … Continue reading

January 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 3

The water in the dye has a tendency to soak into the wood and swell the grain leaving a rough texture behind. I used 400 grit sand paper to smooth … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 2

To create the triangular frame around the centerpiece, I need to start with two fairly chunky pieces. The rough size of these two pieces is around 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x … Continue reading

January 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tenebrae Hearse for Holy Spirit church – part 1

I was approached by Holy Spirit Catholic Church with a request to make them a Tenebrae Hearse for their Tenebrae service on Good Friday. They have a beautiful church in … Continue reading

January 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

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