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Project by Ron Aylor posted 05-17-2017 11:33 PM 2133 views 1 time favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

William & Mary Prie Dieu for the Director of the Julian of Norwich Center, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Built of gummy cherry, mahogany, and alder. Finished with boiled linseed oil, lots of sun, shellac, and beeswax. Polished with rotten stone, linen, and turpentine.
 
100% unplugged, 225+ hours using a variety of hand tools including hand saws, chisels, hand planes, files, rasps, card scrapers, moulding planes, spring pole lathe, and hand cranked drill press.
 
              
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Follow my progress with the links below:
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #1: Getting the Jump on Lent
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #2: Replication in a Cold Dark Shop
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #3: Rip Saw Tune-up and Frame Members
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #4: Mortise and Tenon Joints
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #5: Hollows and Rounds
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #6: Slight Detour
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #7: All the Single Pieces
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #8: The Kneeling Platform
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #9: Mitred Breadboards
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #10: Dovetails
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #11: Edge Moulding
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #12: Three in One
Lynnsay's Prie Dieu #13: It Is Finish
 
 
All comments and/or questions welcomed. Thanks for looking!





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JustplaneJeff

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#1 posted 05-17-2017 11:49 PM

That’s really nice, I remember my father building a couple of these for a church in Oregon in the 70s, Nice project and good memory.

-- JustplaneJeff

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Rich

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#2 posted 05-17-2017 11:49 PM

That came out really nice, Ron. You’re pretty amazing with those hand tools.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 05-18-2017 12:49 AM

Beautiful work Ron, this is one mighty nice looking piece of furniture. Love that cherry, and the sun exposure was a good idea, really brings out the color.

-- "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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whistlingwoodies

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#4 posted 05-18-2017 02:00 AM

Great work, but what is the reason for the standing platform in the front?

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balidoug

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#5 posted 05-18-2017 02:08 AM

Fantastic piece, Ron
Beautiful and Functional
And all done unplugged

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 05-18-2017 03:01 AM

Gorgeous piece!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 05-18-2017 03:31 AM

Awesome workmanship! No corners cut here! so nice!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 05-18-2017 04:29 AM

Extra nice work.

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ColonelTravis

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#9 posted 05-18-2017 04:30 AM

And by hand!
Terrific job.

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 05-18-2017 05:00 AM

Nicely done

Can you point me in the direction of quality linen for French polishing?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 05-18-2017 10:37 AM



That s really nice, I remember my father building a couple of these for a church in Oregon in the 70s, Nice project and good memory.

- JustplaneJeff

Thanks, Jeff. I’m glad this Prie Dieu helped spark the memory of your dad.
 


That came out really nice, Ron. You re pretty amazing with those hand tools.

- RichTaylor

Thanks, Rich. Hand tools are the only  way to go. Flip that breaker switch and join me!
 


Beautiful work Ron, this is one mighty nice looking piece of furniture. Love that cherry, and the sun exposure was a good idea, really brings out the color.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. That means a lot, coming from a craftsman such as yourself. As to finishing cherry … just leave it to Mother Nature! Thanks, again.

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Ron Aylor

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#12 posted 05-18-2017 11:02 AM



Great work, but what is the reason for the standing platform in the front?

- whistlingwoodies

whistlingwoodies – Thank you. Prie Dieu is French for pray to God. Some folks assume a kneeling posture when praying, therefore, the platform in the front is actually for kneeling.

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Ron Aylor

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#13 posted 05-18-2017 11:09 AM



Fantastic piece, Ron
Beautiful and Functional
And all done unplugged

- balidoug

Thanks, Balidoug. Unplugged and in the dark most of the time … LOL!
 


Gorgeous piece!

- ralbuck


Thank you, Ralbuck!
 

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Daniel Solowiej

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#14 posted 05-18-2017 11:11 AM

Following your blog entries regarding this project, as they appeared, it was very enjoyable. It is a great set of sensations and details at every step of the work. And how incredible is the appearance of this majestic piece outside the workshop environment. I admire you sincerely, my friend.

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej

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Ron Aylor

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#15 posted 05-18-2017 11:26 AM



Awesome workmanship! No corners cut here! so nice!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks, Tony!
 


Extra nice work.

- a1Jim

Thank you, Jim!
 


And by hand!
Terrific job.

- ColonelTravis

Thanks, ColonelTravis!

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