Walnut & Cherry portable communion kit

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Project by woodchips posted 10-04-2009 09:29 PM 6686 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey All,

This was a project born out of a disgust with all the cheapo communion kits that are being sold on the internet these days and they’re actually being billed as solid hardwood, etc…(and the one’s that are really nice are like 300 bucks) Anyway I needed a portable kit to take communion to my members in various nursing homes and the church board told me to go ahead and get one, so this is what they ended up with. Everyone’s pleased and I get a quality portable communion kit. Yes that’s a Stanley flask but it’s stainless steel and 100% leak proof so it was the best thing I could find, even though at first glance this appears to be a drinking kit :) and the bread box for the communion bread I also made. It just slides apart. Everything works great, it’s already been used once with plans to use it many more times in my ministry. The glasses are 1oz shot glasses made from a high grade clear plastic, my thought on using shot glasses was many of the people I take communion to don’t have full use of their hands and the larger the cup, the better. Plus if they do drop it then it’s totally shatter proof.

Thanks for looking!


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#1 posted 10-04-2009 09:41 PM

‘nother beautiful project … very nicely executed!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 10-04-2009 09:45 PM

well done unique Isaac

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 12:39 AM

Very nice. I like the contrast between the lid and the box.

Great job!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#4 posted 10-05-2009 02:43 AM

nice wood working. i like the looks of it.


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#5 posted 10-05-2009 03:54 PM

very nice box i like the lid looks to be pined on the sides well done

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#6 posted 10-05-2009 04:16 PM

thanks eddy,

yeah the lid is pinned in from the sides. i’d been thinking about hinging a box in this way for a while then the idea finally came to me (partly because necessity is the mother of invention, i didn’t have money for hinges) anyway i used the 1” Kreg screws because they only have threading about half way up so the rest of the shank makes a good pivot as it passes through the box side. and it makes it real easy to adjust the tension of the lid. i’ll definitely use this method again down the road.


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#7 posted 10-07-2009 03:18 PM

A+ on the project and the intent. Good show, Issac.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 10-07-2009 03:36 PM

Nice project .. .. a small point, but I would be a LITTLE worried about that tongue sticking out past the face of the side. I think I would make it flush .. then undercut the bottom to enable getting a finger under it to lift the lid. It SHOULD get very gentle use, so it’s not a major issue, but you never know who/what might bump that little handle and damage it.

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 04:16 PM

Hey good point Fuzzy!
i was also worried about the “tongue” handle but i hadn’t thought of under-cutting a finger notch in the walnut and making the tongue flush. even if i don’t do it to this box, i’ll definitely do that in the next one i make that’s along these line.


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 03:50 AM

Very Nice. Certaintly much better than any commercial product I’ve seen out there.

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#11 posted 10-19-2009 09:14 AM

thanks Pete,
so far it has worked well.


-- "Repetition is a leading cause of carelessness, and carelessness usually leads to injury"

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#12 posted 01-15-2014 03:20 AM

This is exactly what I need! Thanks!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#13 posted 01-12-2015 02:08 AM

Howdy Isaac,

Came across your communion set doing a search for them and it looks like the kind of thing I was looking for because of all of the things you mentioned—especially larger glasses that are easier for older hands to handle. Do you make these for sale? Would be interested in what you would charge if so. —David

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