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Baptism Fount

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Project by Echofive posted 1134 days ago 1571 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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, Massachusetts





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#1 posted 1133 days ago

Beautiful!

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#2 posted 1122 days ago

Very NICE!

I have been thinking of mounting my Bosch jig saw onto a router-like mounting plate and using it in the router table… similar to the way the BladeRunner is used. Haven’t done it yet… This might be a good time to try it…
Anyone here ever tried it?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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