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Reformation Era Prie Dieu

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Project by Ron Aylor posted 02-12-2018 11:40 PM 2568 views 1 time favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reformation Era Prie Dieu for the Rector of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Tucker, Georgia. Built of walnut, Ambrosia maple, alder, pine, and cocobolo. Finished with General Finishes dye/stain, boiled linseed oil, shellac, and beeswax. Polished with rottenstone and turpentine.

               
 
100% unplugged, 425+ hours using a variety of hand tools including hand saws, chisels, hand planes, kerfing plane, match planes, rasps, files, card scrapers, a file box, and a spring pole lathe.
 
               
 
               
 
               
 
And what Reformation Era Prie Dieu would be complete without a few secret compartments? Besides, where else would a Reformation Era priest have kept those controversial texts?
 
               
 

Follow my progress with the links below:
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #1 – An Ambitious Endeavor
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #2 – To the File Box!
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #3 – Barley Twist Split Spindle
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #4 – A Secret Drawer
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #5 – Butterflies & Trim
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #6 – Gadrooning
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #7 – The Right Color
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #8 – Onward & Upward
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #9 – On the Rail
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #10 – Panels Rising
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #11 – Panel Risen
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #12 – Upper Case
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #13 – Two Become One
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #14 – Click … Swoosh
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #15 – The Top
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #16 – The Drawer
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #17 – The Door Panel
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #18 – Ambitious Endeavor Realized
 
 
All comments and/or questions welcomed. Thanks for looking!
 

 





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-13-2018 12:09 AM

This is too cool !! Very NICE….........A treasure from a true craftsman !!!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 02-13-2018 12:24 AM

Well done Ron, one beautiful build. That door is sweet, a challenge to hand tool skills that must have provided a great deal of satisfaction for you.

-- "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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#3 posted 02-13-2018 01:23 AM

Nice to see you got it wrapped up, Ron. It’s a beautiful piece of work, and Fr. Chad should really appreciate it.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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sras

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#4 posted 02-13-2018 01:54 AM

Congrats on finishing such a significant project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dan Wolfgang

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#5 posted 02-13-2018 02:25 AM

Really great work, Ron. I enjoy learning from all that you share!

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Woodknack

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#6 posted 02-13-2018 03:17 AM

That is sexy. Wait, is it sinful to describe them that way. ;)

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Rich

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#7 posted 02-13-2018 04:16 AM

Beautiful work as always, Ron.

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

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#8 posted 02-13-2018 04:20 AM

Excellent, needs sign do not touch…. LOL

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

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#9 posted 02-13-2018 04:43 AM

What an incredible piece of furniture. Insane skilled craftmanship. Outstanding restauration.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 02-13-2018 05:29 AM

That’s the way to put the icing on the cake. A well done job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 02-13-2018 05:32 AM

Absolutely stunning.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#12 posted 02-13-2018 09:42 AM

That’s a fantastic result Ron. Worth every minute you spent on it. Your step by step build was really excellent showing all of the details and techniques you used. I’m sure the Rector was a proud recipient of your gift.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Ron Aylor

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#13 posted 02-13-2018 12:02 PM


This is too cool !! Very NICE….........A treasure from a true craftsman !!!

- Kelster58

Thank you, Kelly … and thanks for all the kind words along the way!


Well done Ron, one beautiful build. That door is sweet, a challenge to hand tool skills that must have provided a great deal of satisfaction for you.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. Yes, I am quite pleased with that door … can’t wait to do another!


Nice to see you got it wrapped up, Ron. It’s a beautiful piece of work, and Fr. Chad should really appreciate it.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. I think I have him all concerned having requested an audience. Boy won’t he be surprised!


Congrats on finishing such a significant project!

- sras

Thank you, Steve!

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Ron Aylor

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#14 posted 02-13-2018 12:03 PM


Really great work, Ron. I enjoy learning from all that you share!

- Dan Wolfgang

Thanks, Dan, you are too kind!


That is sexy. Wait, is it sinful to describe them that way. ;)

- Rick_M

LOL! I think we can safely describe it that way. Thanks, Rick!


Beautiful work as always, Ron.

- Rich

Thanks, Rich!


Excellent, needs sign do not touch…. LOL

- woodbutcherbynight

Too funny … thanks, Woodbutcherbynight!

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Ron Aylor

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#15 posted 02-13-2018 12:03 PM


What an incredible piece of furniture. Insane skilled craftmanship. Outstanding restauration.

- majuvla

Thanks, Ivan. You are too kind!


That s the way to put the icing on the cake. A well done job.

- doubleDD

Thanks, Dave!


Absolutely stunning.

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

Thank you, Smitty … kind of you to say!


That s a fantastic result Ron. Worth every minute you spent on it. Your step by step build was really excellent showing all of the details and techniques you used. I’m sure the Rector was a proud recipient of your gift.
Jim

- Jim Rowe

Thank you, Jim. I’m glad you enjoyed the blog!

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