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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 10-26-2017 10:14 PM 482 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Onward & Upward –
 
As mentioned in the comments section of the previous blog post, the kneeling platform depleted my supply of walnut! After visiting Suwanee Lumber (the best little lumber yard in all of Georgia) I not only secured enough walnut to complete this project, but managed to bring home quite a bit of cherry and ash. Wanting to get this new lumber off the floor and out of the way, I took a few days to build some cantilevered shelving.
 

 
With the new lumber out of the way and stored properly, I was once again back on task and started forming the sides of the upright portion of the Prie Dieu.
 
Rip sawing squarely to start with …
 

 
               
 
… makes for easy plane work later!
 

 
With the side pieces glued-up and squared, I laid out and cut the angle for the top … leaving enough material for 3/8” x 3/8” tenons at top and bottom.
 

 
I transferred that angle to the top of the barley twist accent pieces.
 

 
Then … created 3/8” x 3/4” rebates via rebate saw …
 

 
… and rebate plane, along the front and back edges on the inside face of the side pieces.
 

 
3-1/2” wide stiles were ripped for the front and back … and filed to match the bevel at the top.
 
               
 
               
 
I used a handsaw to cut the bevel on the barley twist accent pieces.
 

 
The accent pieces will be attached to the front stiles via wood screws from inside the case. Next I’ll calculate the width of the case and cut the rails before continuing with raised panels at the back.
 

 
               
 
Thanks for looking … all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below:
 
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #1 - An Ambitious Endeavor
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #2 - To the File Box!
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #3 - Barley Twist Split Spindle
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #4 - A Secret Drawer
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #5 - Butterflies & Trim
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #6 - Gadrooning
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #7 - The Right Color
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #8 - Onward & Upward
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #9 - On the Rail
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #10 – Panels Rising
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #11 – Panel Risen

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 10-26-2017 11:05 PM

Ron, it looks like things are coming together pretty well, nice work. The hand tool work looks enjoyable, nice and relaxing. So much so that it really shouldn’t be called “work”.
Walnut plus cherry & ash, nice haul. Got a specific project for the cherry & ash?, or just hording what you can get your hands on?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 10-26-2017 11:21 PM


Ron, it looks like things are coming together pretty well, nice work. The hand tool work looks enjoyable, nice and relaxing. So much so that it really shouldn t be called “work”.
Walnut plus cherry & ash, nice haul. Got a specific project for the cherry & ash?, or just hording what you can get your hands on?

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. One can never have to much cherry and the ash just called to me. I’m sure there are Prie Dieux in both stacks… LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 10-27-2017 12:23 AM

Looks like you’re making good progress again, Ron. I also like the can of spiral shavings sitting in the background as you were filing. And the new lumber storage is a nice addition to the shop.

I feel the same way about cherry and ash, but usually the other way around. For some reason I’m just partial to ash, but sometimes cherry calls to me.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 10-27-2017 11:30 AM



Looks like you re making good progress again, Ron. I also like the can of spiral shavings sitting in the background as you were filing. And the new lumber storage is a nice addition to the shop.

I feel the same way about cherry and ash, but usually the other way around. For some reason I m just partial to ash, but sometimes cherry calls to me.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. Yes, my can of spills is quite the rage. Please see the forum topic Canned French Fries and Pastry.

The cantilevered shelving is nothing more than a 2×4 sandwiched between two 1×4s, held in place by a single 4-1/2” carriage bolt. Everything is cut to match the angle of the truss … so it basically holds itself in place!
 

 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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