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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 01-12-2018 08:41 PM 707 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Click … Swoosh Part 15 of • Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu series Part 16: The Drawer »

The Top –
 
I haven’t had much shop time since my last blog post. The weather was not on my side. If it wasn’t dark and rainy, it was just too cold to be in the shop. Besides that I was down with the flu from the day after Christmas until just a few days ago. If it isn’t one thing it’s another. The last few days have been great, though. I was able to glue up and smooth the top …
 
               
 
  … and get the trim pieces and corners ready for gadrooning.
 
               
 
               
 
               I followed the same gadrooning techniques as I did for the kneeling platform …
 
               

 
Voilà!
 

 
… the old barley ribbon twist. The corners were once again separate pieces to be fit to each individual corner.
 
               
 
After fitting the corners I applied the same General Finishes medium brown dye concoction.
 
               
 
               
 
Next up … the drawer. I already have the drawer front … that’s a start!
 

 
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 01-12-2018 08:59 PM

Congratulations on some good progress, Ron. I know the feeling of not getting enough shop-time myself.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 01-12-2018 09:16 PM

Looking pretty good. I am fascinated with that word: gadrooooooning. Arg, sounds like a pirate’s word.

-- "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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#3 posted 01-12-2018 09:45 PM



Congratulations on some good progress, Ron. I know the feeling of not getting enough shop-time myself.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. I bet you do know the feeling! I hope you back is feeling better.


Looking pretty good. I am fascinated with that word: gadrooooooning. Arg, sounds like a pirate s word.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. Yes, gadrooning is my new favorite word!

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#4 posted 01-13-2018 02:29 AM

Sorry for your flu bout – I dealt with the flu in December too. No fun! Glad you are feeling better. The work you have done is amazing. Thanks for sharing the details of the process.

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#5 posted 01-13-2018 04:26 AM

Thanks, Dave. I bet you do know the feeling! I hope you back is feeling better.

Yep, surgery fixed it right up. I’ve still got a lifting restriction, but it’s too cold in the shop at the moment anyhow. I am getting a little stock prep done for the box swap, but it’ll be a few more weeks before I’m hand-resawing 8/4 oak yet.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 01-13-2018 05:52 PM

Really interesting following your progress here. Lots to learn for anyone interested in hand tool only builds.
Is your scraper plane a homemade tool? I have a blade going spare!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 01-13-2018 08:19 PM



Really interesting following your progress here. Lots to learn for anyone interested in hand tool only builds.
Is your scraper plane a homemade tool? I have a blade going spare!
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Thanks, Jim. Yes, the scraper plane is homemade. It is based on a design found in ShopNotes Issue 27. Quite an easy build. You should give it a go.

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#8 posted 01-13-2018 08:20 PM



Thanks, Dave. I bet you do know the feeling! I hope you back is feeling better.

Yep, surgery fixed it right up. I ve still got a lifting restriction, but it s too cold in the shop at the moment anyhow. I am getting a little stock prep done for the box swap, but it ll be a few more weeks before I m hand-resawing 8/4 oak yet.

- Dave Polaschek

Good to hear … just take it easy once back in the saddle.

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 01-13-2018 08:23 PM



Sorry for your flu bout – I dealt with the flu in December too. No fun! Glad you are feeling better. The work you have done is amazing. Thanks for sharing the details of the process.

- BB1

Thank you! It seems like every time I get my yearly flu shot … two months later I get the flu. Go figure! Glad to hear you are over yours.

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