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A Case on Stand for the Word

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Project by Alan Young posted 10-29-2012 at 07:29 AM 892 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Case on Stand for the historic “Brown’s” Bible of the First Congregational Church -Ann Arbor Michigan. I delivered this piece on Saturday-The timing for Reformation Sunday was a happy coincidence although the Congregationalists are not specifically descendants of the Reformation.

Rift Sawn Red Oak, Quarter Sawn Red Oak veneer,Brass. Finish is Mica Powder gilding, Minwax Red Mahogany and Jacobean stains, Minwax Antique Oil Finish-Shellac topcoat.



The case on Stand holds this edition of Brown’s Bible of The First Congregational Church Ann Arbor.There is no date on the Bible but a specialist has estimated it dates from the 1870s which would make sense since the church moved to the present location about 1876.

Here is the opening plate from the Bible- click the link below to see more of these beautiful plates…Thanks for looking-Alan

http://www.woodwardwoodworks.com/BrownBible.html





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#1 posted 10-29-2012 at 10:26 AM

One more of your beautiful pieces, Alan. So many fine details. Really wonderful!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 10-29-2012 at 10:34 AM

Alan this is a real masterpiece the design and details are unique and fitting and your workmanship is superb . What an amazing piece to display and secure a treasured Bible.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-29-2012 at 01:15 PM

Thanks Barb and Jim! Woodworkers can wait a LONG time to get a chance at a building a special piece like this. I am very grateful for the opportunity.

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#4 posted 10-29-2012 at 02:32 PM

Outstanding piece of woodwork.

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#5 posted 10-29-2012 at 04:26 PM

A beautiful piece!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 10-30-2012 at 06:34 AM

A true pleasure to see such craftsmanship, I admire the design and skill involved!
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Fantastic!!!!

One thought, I would be concerned with the placement of the stand and also such a valuable book in the sunlight. Maybe some %100 UV protective film on the window or a better location.

-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm

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