It has been a while since my last blog and construction of the Altar because I ve had to put my dreams away and put both my parents at peace may they both rest in peace. The Altar is my personal donation to the catholic church in memorial to my parents. My Great grandfather build the church in 1903 and my great Uncle was the Architect and now my donation will carry there ashes in the Altar. I had to shelved the project and waited for my Dad to pass after my mom died . I just didn;t have the desire to work on it . I now have the purpose and flow to finish it since he died last week. I layed the Altar out for nine feet and started cutting the two inch thick panels for the first layer. Band sawing the cutouts of the two inch thick sugar maple sections
I then raised my bench to the height of my sander and smoothed out the curved
band sawed sections. I then started to dowel each section together with 1/2’’ dowels so we can hold it together and then disassemble it as needed.
I then stood the 2’’ pieces up for a look see and marveled at the proportions. I felt happy it is finally taking shape. I then started cutting the curved pieces and biscuit the butt joints together.
This is as far as I got I will post the next operation of hand carving and applying the other layers. All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart