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Blog series by Bill Butler updated 03-24-2008 04:14 AM 2 parts 1351 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Project Kickoff...

03-01-2008 03:28 AM by Bill Butler | 1 comment »

Apparently I was in the right place at the right time, when my church announced that it was replacing all of its original circa 1963 oak pews with pews that came from a much older church. The pews they were getting were much more ornate than the ones they had. If I can I will try to get a photo of what the new pews look like. The pews being removed were very simple in style, down right bland and not much more than a block of wood with a butt divot. However I thought this would be an opport...

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Part 2: Days 2 and 3.

03-24-2008 04:14 AM by Bill Butler | 5 comments »

My shoptime allowance is spotty at best, however a couple of solid days in the last few weeks has allowed me the time to finish milling up all of the wood for my bookcase. Up until recently I hadn’t really had a design in mind for the first prototype of the bookcase to rise from the wood of the old church pew. It is now starting to take shape. It will have 4 shelves, 2 fixed and 2 adjustable. The shelves and the risers are milled to 11/16”. The planned finished dimensions of th...

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