St. Thomas Baptismal Font

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Project by Corrigithian posted 06-09-2012 08:55 PM 1530 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had my shop shut down for about a year while going through 2 moves. I had a few people approach me about doing some projects while my shop was in storage one of which was a church about this baptismal font. A few months ago I got my new shop setup and have been cranking out projects ever since. This was the first piece that I completed out of the new shop as the church had patiently waited for over a year so that I could specifically be the one to design and make it. It really was a lot of fun and quite an honor to make.

It is made with 1/4 sawn white oak with walnut inlays and details. The top is made up of two 3/4 thick layers of oak laminated together with staggering joints in order to better balance the construction. There are crosses inlaid on both sides at the bottom of each leg. On the top there are also 3 waterdrops inlaid to represent God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit along with one scallop shell which is a symbol that represents baptism in certain denominations. The apron, which is a radius done on an angle, was created through a series of glued up laminations that then went to a tilted table and curved fence on the bandsaw. The joinery is all mortise and tennon. One of my good friends is a potter named John McCormack and he made the bowl.

I hope you like it.

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 01:55 AM

Very nicely done. It’s really great that you helped the church and incorporated the symbolism as you did. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 03:54 AM

Excellent! My favorite feature is the tapered apron – it really adds to the overall appearance!

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