Arts and Craft Style Prie Dieu

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Project by Ron Aylor posted 08-18-2016 01:39 PM 792 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Arts and Crafts style prie dieu built for Assistant Rector at Saint Bede’s Episcopal Church, Tucker, Georgia.

Made of California Black Oak and Hackberry. Finish is a good soaking in red wine (yes, red wine); a dark walnut glaze; topped off with three coats of shellac.

Constructed over a seven-week period … about 150 hours!

Visit my YouTube page for a slide show chronicling this build.

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#1 posted 08-18-2016 05:49 PM

Really nice looking work. Love to see all the handtool work. Welcome to LumberJocks

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#2 posted 08-18-2016 07:05 PM

That’s a very nice design and is quite beautiful. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 08-18-2016 11:47 PM

Just beautiful—will make a fine addition to the church!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN

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#4 posted 08-21-2016 01:13 AM

Nice job!

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 10-12-2016 10:51 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys. This was a lot of fun to build and the experiment with the red wine paid off … in my opinion!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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#6 posted 11-23-2016 05:18 AM

I’m trying my hand at uploading video to YouTube … thought I would test things out with a slide show chronicling this build … Click HERE ... all comments are welcome!

I have been asked to upload video of my Hand Cranked Drill Press in action. Should have that up soon.

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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