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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 12-06-2017 04:35 PM 818 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Upper Case Part 13 of • Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu series Part 14: Click … Swoosh »

Two Become One –
 
I thought I would take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and glue up the upper case. First I attached the barley twist accent pieces to the front frame with wood screws …
 
               
 
… these pieces are proud of the frame by 3/8” as they overlap the side pieces.
 
               
 
I applied the General Finishes Medium Brown Dye/Stain concoction to all the upper case pieces and once dry … glued it up!
 

 
The false bottom I mentioned in an earlier post consists of two pieces. There is an unseen bottom in the upper case held in place via blind dados which gets attached to the kneeling platform via carriage bolts.
 

 
Sitting on blocks above this piece is the false bottom which rides loose in the case, and is lifted out of the way via a 1” finger hole in the right front corner.
 

 
And there you have it, all one unit!
 
               
 
All that’s missing is the door, drawer and gadrooned top.
 
               
 
The gadrooning at the top will match that at the kneeling platform. The drawer will have a simple flat front, but the door will consist of eight panels forming a Maltese cross of sorts. At least that’s my plan … we’ll just have to see what the walnut and Ambrosia maple have in mind!
 
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

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #12 – Upper Case

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #13 - Two Become One

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #14 - Click … Swoosh

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #15 – The Top

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #16 – The Drawer

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #17 – The Door Panel

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #18 – Ambitious Endeavor Realized



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-06-2017 05:29 PM

Nice progress, Ron. It’s looking more like furniture and less like lumber with every post! For some reason I thought the bottom section was a little taller, but it looks fairly short in these pictures. Or is that just my brain playing tricks on me?

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 12-06-2017 07:22 PM


Nice progress, Ron. It s looking more like furniture and less like lumber with every post! For some reason I thought the bottom section was a little taller, but it looks fairly short in these pictures. Or is that just my brain playing tricks on me?

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. The kneeling platform is 4 inches tall … there is a 2-1/4” overhang … perhaps that’s what causes it to look shorter.
 

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#3 posted 12-07-2017 12:32 AM

Ahh. It’s the overhang combined with the lighter wood under the darker, I think.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 12-07-2017 03:25 AM

This project is coming along very nicely, great work.

Regarding the false bottom, is the purpose of this simply to cover the bolts?, or provide some secluded storage?

-- "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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#5 posted 12-07-2017 01:09 PM



This project is coming along very nicely, great work.

Regarding the false bottom, is the purpose of this simply to cover the bolts?, or provide some secluded storage?

- Oldtool

Hmmm … at first it was simply to cover up the bolts, but now you have me thinking of fabricating a plate to cover the bolts and have yet another secret compartment. Thanks, Tom!

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