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

02-01-2018 10:06 PM by Ron Aylor | 24 comments »

Ambitious Endeavor Realized –  I did it! After 426 hours, my ambition became a reality. Once the eight part door panel came together, all it needed was stiles and rails …                 Sorry for the bad photo … when they say do not shoot photos with the sun in front … I guess they mean it! With the stiles and rails cut, mortises and tenons cut and fitted … it was a quick clamp up to drill for pins …                 … and I had a door … whew! Before inserting the pins, I dyed the walnu...

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

01-27-2018 11:01 PM by Ron Aylor | 18 comments »

The Door Panel –  Now for the really hard part … an eight piece door panel. Having measured the rough opening in the upper case I created a full scale drawing …                  … and positioned it inside the opening to double check the proportions. All is well. Now I just have to duplicate the drawing using eight little pieces of wood. Tools don’t fail me now!                 By making this panel first, I can take up any slack within the stiles and rails. By design the stiles and...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #16: The Drawer

01-21-2018 09:45 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

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 le...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #15: The Top

01-12-2018 08:41 PM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

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.        ...

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

12-11-2017 08:07 PM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

Click … Swoosh - Before tackling the eight panel door, I thought I would give my newly made lamb’s tongue template a work out.  After locating the stopped chamfers with chalk, laying out the lamb’s tongue(s) was a breeze.  … not too shabby … if I say so myself!                 Aside from the cocobolo butterflies, these stopped chamfers and lamb’s tongues will serve to reference the Trinity without altering the over-all style.                 As I was thinking about the drawe...

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

12-06-2017 04:35 PM by Ron Aylor | 5 comments »

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 cons...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #12: Upper Case

12-01-2017 09:56 PM by Ron Aylor | 6 comments »

Upper Case - Before any assembly of the upper case could take place, I needed to cut a few dados for shelves. Once located, I struck knife lines for the thickness of the shelf stock. I then used a chisel to accentuate the knife lines … creating a nice little trough for …  … the gent saw to cut the shoulders of the dado(s) ...  … and a chisel to bust loose the waste.  I then went to town with my Old Woman’s Tooth … cleaning out the dado(s) to a 1/4” depth …  … all the while k...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #11: Panel Risen

11-18-2017 10:06 PM by Ron Aylor | 34 comments »

Panel Risen –  To check my math one more time  I did a quick dry fit … I think it’s starting to look like a Prie Dieu!                 Now … time to start raising this panel. First I cut saw kerfs for the various steps in the profile …                 … then using a 1/8” chisel I removed waste to create the first step-down.                                 Readjusting the kerfing plane and repeating the process, I created two  step-downs. I used a bench plane to hog out most ...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #10: Panels Rising

11-17-2017 12:16 AM by Ron Aylor | 8 comments »

Panels Rising -  With all of the mortises cut and a bit of tab A into slot B  …                 … the frame of the Prie Dieu back began to take shape.  Once fitted together I drilled holes for the draw-bore pins.  While the frame was clamped up, I determined the overall size of the panels to be 7-7/8” x 13-3/4” …  ... I decided on a profile akin to this.          I then cut two panels from 3/4” Ambrosia maple stock. With the walnut receiving the General Finishes Medium Brown Dye/S...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #9: On the Rail

11-12-2017 05:58 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

On the Rail –  Having calculated the width of the upper case, I ripped and cut to length the various rails. The front received a drawer rail and bottom rail, the back received a top, bottom, and middle rail. At this point I was still unsure of the design of the raised panels.  So, after squaring the rails …   … I cut a 1/4” x 1/4” groove along the edges of the back stiles and rails.   The groove plane from my tongue and groove set places the groove 3/16” from the face of the board.     ...

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