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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 01-21-2018 09:45 PM 1674 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Drawer –
 
Well, today (1-21-18) was a veritable heat wave in Lilburn. Sixty-nine degrees! Can you believe it was below freezing just a few days ago? The awesome weather allowed me to complete the drawer for this Prie Dieu. I got home from church this morning about ten o’clock and immediately started resawing some 3/4” pine for drawer parts.
 
               
 
I even got to use my newly acquired J. Pearce No. 109 jack plane.
 

 
I will need to add a slight camber to the iron … it left a few ridges that I had to clean up with my No. 3 coffin smoother.
 
               
 
I managed to get some decent half-blind dovetails, too.
 

 
After smoothing all the parts, I applied some dye to the drawer front, positioned the ring pull, and …
 

 
… assembled the drawer.
 
               
 
After a bit of filing … I think I achieved a pretty decent fit! Now for the hard part … the eight panel door. I hope to have this Prie Dieu completed by Easter.
 
               
 
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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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 10:08 PM

This gets better with each post! A real Masterclass in hand tool use.
Jim

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

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 10:22 PM



This gets better with each post! A real Masterclass in hand tool use.
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Thanks, Jim. I’ve clocked right at 400 hours, thus far. I think I’m really going to miss this one  when it leaves the shop!

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theoldfart

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 10:46 PM

Good work Ron, quite inspiring.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Mr_Pink

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#4 posted 01-21-2018 10:53 PM

This is amazing work. I can’t imagine ever building a prie dieu myself, but I never miss one of your posts on this project.

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#5 posted 01-21-2018 11:17 PM

That’s really coming together, Ron. My sweetie particularly liked the gadrooning (and we both like saying “gadrooning”) when I showed her the pictures.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 01-21-2018 11:46 PM

Very nice work….....400 hours…I would miss it greatly when it is gone as well. Thankfully you have health and talent going and can start a new piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#7 posted 01-22-2018 01:17 AM



Good work Ron, quite inspiring.

- theoldfart

Thanks, Kevin!


This is amazing work. I can’t imagine ever building a prie dieu myself, but I never miss one of your posts on this project.

- Mr_Pink

Thank you … I appreciate your interest!


That s really coming together, Ron. My sweetie particularly liked the gadrooning (and we both like saying “gadrooning”) when I showed her the pictures.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. Arrrgg … gadrooning! I just love this word.


Very nice work….....400 hours…I would miss it greatly when it is gone as well. Thankfully you have health and talent going and can start a new piece. Thanks for sharing.

- Kelster58

Thanks, Kelly. Actually, there is another one on the drawing board. LOL!

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 01-22-2018 01:46 AM

Nice work Ron, this is coming along quite nicely. The color of the dye you’re using is really nice, and it will look super with the top coat.
Are you going to use any glazing to antique it?
How does the resawing by hand work for you?, sayisfied with the results? I have a 12” bandsaw that I purchased on clearance at Lowes, but I’m not real happy with the way it resaws. Considering sharpening my panel saw for this, but I’m concerned about keeping to the line on large panels. Guess it won’t hurt to try.
Keep up the good work.

-- "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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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 01-22-2018 02:12 AM



Nice work Ron, this is coming along quite nicely. The color of the dye you re using is really nice, and it will look super with the top coat.
Are you going to use any glazing to antique it?
How does the resawing by hand work for you?, sayisfied with the results? I have a 12” bandsaw that I purchased on clearance at Lowes, but I m not real happy with the way it resaws. Considering sharpening my panel saw for this, but I m concerned about keeping to the line on large panels. Guess it won t hurt to try.
Keep up the good work.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. Yes, I really like the color. The General Finishes Dye really helped blend the sap and heart wood. From this stage I’ll apply a couple coats of boiled linseed oil, a light coat of shellac, and glaze with a dark walnut glaze similar to what I used on the Arts & Craft Prie Dieu. I’ll top everything off with another light coat of shellac.

I love resawing by hand. For pine I just mark a line and use a rip saw. For hardwoods I’ll use a kerfing plane to establish a kerf and follow up with a rip saw. I have been successful in getting 1/8” thick resaws with a 7 ppi rip saw. The drawer bottom on the William & Mary Prie Dieu came out to 1/16” after a bit of very careful plane work. So, yeah … I love resawing by hand!

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Jim Rowe

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#10 posted 01-22-2018 09:51 AM

This gets better with each post! A real Masterclass in hand tool use.
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Thanks, Jim. I ve clocked right at 400 hours, thus far. I think I m really going to miss this one  when it leaves the shop!

- Ron Aylor

Perhaps you should start on its twin as your next challenge!!

Jim

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

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 01-22-2018 11:19 AM

This gets better with each post! A real Masterclass in hand tool use.
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Thanks, Jim. I ve clocked right at 400 hours, thus far. I think I m really going to miss this one  when it leaves the shop!

- Ron Aylor

Perhaps you should start on its twin as your next challenge!!

Jim

- Jim Rowe

Trust me, Jim, there is already another one on the drawing board! LOL!

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Ron Aylor

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#12 posted 01-22-2018 02:14 PM


This is amazing work. I can t imagine ever building a prie dieu myself, but I never miss one of your posts on this project.

- Mr_Pink

Mr. Pink – In going back and re-reading your comment, might I ask why you cannot ever imagine building a Prie Dieu?

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