|Project by Echofive||posted 07-13-2011 06:23 PM||2060 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
These are Baptismal Founts designed by my mom. These will be placed in her church and are used for dipping a persons finger in holy water, which will be in the shell, and then making the mark of the cross on one’s forehead. I wish I could take credit for carving the Jesus figurines, but they aren’t wooden and were purchased. The shell can be bought online or at trinket stores near the beach. A pretty simple project, It’s 11” tall overall, and is made from Oak. Using oak I always raise the grain twice during final sanding before I add any finish. The finish is Cabot semi-gloss spray polyurethane. A table saw made the dado cut, and all other cutting was made using the Rockwell Bladerunner. Mom had recently wanted a bandsaw, and I encouraged her to play with one at a local store, and she loved it. I was impressed with it, as well. There are 2 countersunk holes under the horizontal tray that allows it to be mounted to the wall in the churches.
-- Chip, Virginia