Funeral Bible Stand

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Project by NaptownWood posted 08-11-2016 12:10 AM 378 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 94 year old grandmother requested a bible stand for her funeral. Hardest project ever. Sanded this sucker three times over. Maple panels are bookmatched, walnut inlay. First inlay, sharpened the hell out of the chisels (pun) and went to town. Everything glued and dowelled. No pesky nails or screws. The ledge is jatoba and has three dowells through it. Total piece is about 11” long and 8” wide, 7” tall. Finished with a couple soaking coats of danish oil.

The text on left was done by a local trophy shop using laser engraving—hence the darker letters. I had assembled the piece and then took it to him, so I then had to construct a box which would allow the piece to be perfectly flat and register perfectly in the corner of the engraver bed.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 08:47 AM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 05:13 PM

Beautiful piece of work. That would be a hard project for me to work. You did a great job on it though! BTW, love your witty signature line. :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#4 posted 08-11-2016 06:27 PM

Nice work. Tough project to do for sure.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#5 posted 08-12-2016 12:00 AM

Nice job!

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