|Project by recycle1943||posted 12-18-2015 11:36 PM||785 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Two weeks ago I had a visit from an acquaintance that had purchased a few of my crafts for gifts for her brother that happens to be a priest in the Vatican.
As it turns out she had a visit here in Ohio from another priest that is of the Franciscan order and he mentioned that he would like to have an additional 4 Tabernacles to give as gifts.
Well, I deliberately shy away from custom work because I prefer to do my own thing ? It didn’t work out that way so here is the result of my caving in.
It has to be said that the Tabernacles needed to be built in such a manner that they could be “tore down”, packed flat and light for flight as well as back-packing. Also, the front had to open without a metal hinge.
I selected the wood and ripped it to 4” strips and re-sawed to about 5/8” and planed all of the pieces to 1/2’ (40 pieces in all) then glued 2 – 4” pieces together. ! 1/2” box joints, rabbits and slots were all done on the router table using my Incra Jig with 1/2” & 1/4” upcut spiral bits.
The 4 corners (top and bottom) were drilled to accept 8 – 1/8” brass rods super glued in 1” wooden balls to hold everything together and to act as hinge on the front right.
The first picture is the only completed thus far. Second, third and fourth are in progeress and 5 & 6 are the finished Tabernacle showing the front with the door open and the back.
Again, as I asked about a year ago, if anyone can identify the wood I used for this project I would be most appreciative and you comments in general are always welcome.
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them