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Project by recycle1943 posted 04-11-2016 10:30 AM 706 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again I was selected and asked to construct 2 more Tabernacles for use in Europe. One is going to an Arch Bishop family friend in Rome Italy and the second will be given to an aquaintence in Croatia, the home country of the family that asked me to build them.
These two were made from cherry and again using nearly every tool in my wood shop. I am thankful for having an Incra jig on my router table along with the incra router lift. With a project like this they sure made life easier in that a few thousandths clearance were need on all of the finger joints to allow assembly and dis-assembly without difficulty.
The door is hinged at the top and bottom using the 1/8” brass pins attached to all of the 1” balls. All four corners, top and bottom are drilled to accept the 2” brass pin in the same manner so that they are all interchangeable.
The finish is a water base polyeurathane, 5 coats and sanded with 400 grit between each coat.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup





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poospleasures

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 11:07 AM

The precision you have shown on projects makes me jealous. Second orders really show what a good job you do. Now I know why we have,t talked in a few days.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 12:16 PM

Very nice precise and exacting work. Great attention to detail. That natural cherry is beautitul, and will only get more so with age.

-- "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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Roger

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#3 posted 04-11-2016 12:35 PM

Very cool. Nice story.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Skylark53

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#4 posted 04-11-2016 03:39 PM

Incredible job. Very nice. The reorder is a huge compliment.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 04-11-2016 04:07 PM

They look great Dick. Considering what they are designed to hold, I’d say you have been extended a HUGE privilege. Congratulations my friend.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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