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4th (Final) Update on the St. Anthony Hymn Number Board

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Blog entry by Mark A. DeCou posted 2573 days ago 1272 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This week, I’ve been finishing up the Hymn Number Board for the St. Anthony Catholic church in Strong City, KS. Final assembly, glue, number plate holders, stain, finish, and gold-powder painting, and it is all finished now, ready for delivery to the church on Saturday.

This is my Original Design, and it looks nothing like anything I have seen before, although it has design elements of things I have built in the past. I built it to match the other furnishings of the St. Anthony church that I built earlier this year, especially the Processional Cross.

I really enjoy this type of work. I was a given a functional commission: ”Build a Hymn Number Board to match the other work, and make it free standing, on wheels.” From there I was given “free reign” and so this was really a creatively fun time for me.

I will be reusing the number plates from the old hymn number board, and will show photos of them in place at a future time, probably in the Project Posting when I get it ready.

Once I get the Hymn Number Board over to the church, I will get some better photos with a cleaner backdrop, and then I can post this as a new Project. I’m using the blog process to show the progress, and the steps I’m going through on projects. It is also a nice way to show the customers how things are progressing, which in the past meant sending huge emails with photos attached. The blog process is much more efficient for all of us.

As far as I know, this concludes the work for this church. I hope some new church work shows up, it has been a lot of fun, and challenging.

Here are the previous blog entries associated with this Hymn Number Board project:
3) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/1601
2) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/1535
1) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/1508

Here are the previous project postings from this Commission:
1) Side Altars: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2122
2) Processional Cross: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/2019
3) Lectern: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/1428

Here is a list of the previous blogs postings from this Commission:
1) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/1166
2) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/962
3) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/370
4) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/312
5) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/370
6) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/55
7) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/11
8) http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/10

Here is a list of the previous project postings from my other Church Work:
1) Roll Top Electronic Equipment Cabinet: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34
2) Communion Table: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42

Thanks for checking in on me, on and the nice comments on the previous blogs.

Oh, in a side note, for those of you that have followed by blog entries, (http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/decoustudio/blog/1072) I received my new eyeglasses today. I had to go to no-line bifocals, but I can see again. They will take some adjustment to get used to for sure, but it was amazing how things change when I can see! The bifocal was really handy today when I was gold-powder painting the Hymn Number Board, especially the small rings and details.

Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

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-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com



10 comments so far

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oscorner

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#1 posted 2573 days ago

Beautiful finishing job. Excellent work!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Don

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#2 posted 2573 days ago

Just wonderful work, Mark.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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TomFran

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#3 posted 2573 days ago

It’s a masterpiece!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Karson

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#4 posted 2573 days ago

Great Masterpiece Mark. A beautiful design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Roger Strautman

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#5 posted 2573 days ago

This is truly a great design Mark! While this my not have won any blue ribbons it will have won a spot in many hearts when it is presented to the church. Job well done!!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 2573 days ago

Absolutely great design and execution!! It became all that it promised!! Thank you for sharing this with us.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Max

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#7 posted 2573 days ago

Fantastic craftsmanship. This is a very lovely peice.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2573 days ago

What a sign!

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Bill

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#9 posted 2572 days ago

Still speechless from all of you work on the alters and now this…Amazing.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2571 days ago

Mark;

Once again, youv’e done a fabulous job!

Should score you some points with the man upstairs.

Lee

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