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Building Two Baptismal Fonts #4: Been a while . . . almost done

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Blog entry by CharlesA posted 11-10-2015 03:13 AM 1085 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got out of my blogging groove on these project. Due mainly to a heavy travel schedule, it’s taken me long time to get them both done. I finished the first one about 4 weeks ago and an have the second just about done. So, instead of a step by step, I’ll post some pictures from the along the way, and then I’ll post them as projects at some point.

They are similar designs, as you can clearly see, but with some important differences

The first font is QSWO, the bowl has a large lip on it, and the legs are curved. The second is made from Jatoba and is designed to fit with existing pieces with flared legs. The bowl on this one is more conventional in shape.

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-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson



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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 11-10-2015 03:26 AM

They both look great, Charles!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 05:47 AM

Wow, those are gorgeous! I especially like the curved legs on the first one. Great work, Charles!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 11:01 AM

Great joinery! I really like the first one.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 01:51 PM

Liking the first one is the right answer! That is my more original design. The second one is designed to fit other pieces, so I was more constrained there. However the Jatoba, a coat or two away from final finish, is gorgeous.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 06:09 PM

Oh I see …. “sprinkled”, not “dunked”. :-)

Nice job on both, but yeah, I like the first one best.

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 06:22 PM

We actually recommend using a substantial amount of water, not a “moist towelette baptism,” as I refer to them, and sometimes folks are dunked, but that usually happens outside of a sanctuary b/c we don’t have big baptistries.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 08:34 PM

Beautiful design and very nice crafted Charles.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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