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Project by Bearpaw posted 2346 days ago 1466 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some more pictures of the installing of this project. I think they will give you a better idea just how big this thing is. I still look at this an think that I was trusted to build something like this.

I worked on this over a 5 month period of time. There would be times that I was about to make a cut and would be stopped and come back later to do it right. This was a project of trust, and learning to be humble. In each of our lives, we should have a project like this.

We had an old fiberglas curtain that was dirty and very much in need of replacing. I used the designs of the side panels to make the design.

The material is mahogany. At the time this was built the material was $2800.00. The unit weight is 425 pounds and it was installed in one piece. The unit was lifted in place by an electric wench pulling a strap attached to steel lifting brackets. It went in plumb and level the first time.

The unit is about 92” wide and 96” up the sides. The fabric is acoustical cloth stapled to the back.

I made 3 I-beams that were attached to my shop floor and shimmed level with each other. This is what I built the unit on. I was able to clamp to the I-beam.

Most of the cross cuts were cut with a sliding chop saw, but the 22.5 degree cuts were cut with my router using a special jig that I made. I have included pictures of that. This project took 5 1/2 months of spare time to build. It took 9 men to carry it out of my shop. A friend owns a commerical wood shop. He quoted $40,000.00 to build and install it.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2346 days ago

That looks great! Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2346 days ago

Bearpaw,

This is an absolutely gorgeous project. This was a winning project for everyone. You got a lot of quality woodworking time, the church got a beautiful grill and saved a ton of money.

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 2346 days ago

Outstanding! You did a wonderful job on this beautiful piece. Than you for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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sjdickey

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#4 posted 2346 days ago

I am often touched by the love and craftsmanship so many of our fellow woodjocks put into creating lovely and meaningful pieces for thier churches. You have done it again. Beautiful work.

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Moron

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#5 posted 2346 days ago

beautiful

nothing better then the glory of God

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 2346 days ago

Hi Bearpaw;

A fabulous job and a worthy cause.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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againstthegrain

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#7 posted 2346 days ago

THATS one of the many things I love about my job, I get to do woodworking for the church!!! Well done and I pray many blessings for sewing into His kingdom!!

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 2346 days ago

Bearpaw that is absolutely incredible. Talk about a massive project. The mahogany was a good choice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#9 posted 2346 days ago

Simply beautiful. When I clicked on this I was expecting to see a barbeque. This is much better.

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Mario

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#10 posted 2346 days ago

Great work and for the greatest cause. Something you can be proud of for years to come. Thanks for posting.

-- Hope Never fails

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 2346 days ago

Excellent work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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clieb91

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#12 posted 2345 days ago

Bearpaw, Welcome aboard.
What a better way to use those talents that you have been given but to give them back to a church. The piece likes great.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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