Ambry (Cabinet for sacred oils)

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Project by pel004 posted 11-29-2017 01:24 PM 888 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our latest addition to the growing furniture additions in our parish. The Ambry houses our sacred oils. You can see the other completed projects in the background all new this year. It’s been busy to say the least but for the need of a full-time career punching keyboard and clicking mouse! I might have been completed with the project! :) with shop-made forms, it took a little time to bend the panels sufficiently to achieve the arch needed. The door is finger joint which worked very well in this project. The back panel is recessed to accommodate the light plug and an outlet that could only be fastened to the marble column face so approx. 4” recess.

-- PEL004

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#1 posted 11-29-2017 01:34 PM

A beautiful addition to the collection, Paul.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 11-29-2017 01:49 PM


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#3 posted 11-29-2017 02:14 PM

A wonderful piece of work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 11-29-2017 02:28 PM

Wonderfull… How did you bend the wood on the sides? Is it solid stock or plywood?

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#5 posted 11-29-2017 02:33 PM

You did a nice job on this case.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-29-2017 04:00 PM

Wow…very nice work! Anything with curves always catches my attention because it is not the norm. Your craftsmanship reflects a significant amount of time racked up in this one. Great job!

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#7 posted 11-29-2017 05:21 PM

Very challenging shape to make.

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#8 posted 11-30-2017 04:34 AM

Been there and done that on a similar shaped door jamb! Good job. Take pride in your work


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#9 posted 11-30-2017 12:28 PM

Another beautiful piece. Well done!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#10 posted 03-10-2018 10:58 PM

I would love to build something like this, but have never bent wood. What is the process for doing this and how thin should the wood be? I would like to use walnut but I can use oak if it’s better suited for bending. And would you be able to provide any diagrams or cut lists for this project? Beautiful Ambry. Thanks!

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