|Project by richgreer||posted 09-10-2011 08:10 PM||3908 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
In you have seen some of my recent projects you know I have been doing quite a few things for my church. This is another church based project. Like the other projects, it is done with oak and a bloodwood trim. In this case, a strip of bloodwood forms “racing strips” on the sides of the post.
Thanks to advice I received on this website, I cut the t-tracks directly into the wood with a router. I had to make a special jig to get the curved t-track right. The top tilts and the raises and lowers very smoothly.
Woodworkers will appreciate knowing that the top is attached with a sliding dovetail to accommodate any movement. I also put a dowel through the top and into the curved piece to stabilize it.
Stain is golden oak and the finish is a 50/50 mix of glossy and satin rub on poly.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.