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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #11: Panel Risen

11-18-2017 10:06 PM by Ron Aylor | 34 comments »

Panel Risen –  To check my math one more time  I did a quick dry fit … I think it’s starting to look like a Prie Dieu!                 Now … time to start raising this panel. First I cut saw kerfs for the various steps in the profile …                 … then using a 1/8” chisel I removed waste to create the first step-down.                                 Readjusting the kerfing plane and repeating the process, I created two  step-downs. I used a bench plane to hog out most ...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #18: Ambitious Endeavor Realized

02-01-2018 10:06 PM by Ron Aylor | 24 comments »

Ambitious Endeavor Realized –  I did it! After 426 hours, my ambition became a reality. Once the eight part door panel came together, all it needed was stiles and rails …                 Sorry for the bad photo … when they say do not shoot photos with the sun in front … I guess they mean it! With the stiles and rails cut, mortises and tenons cut and fitted … it was a quick clamp up to drill for pins …                 … and I had a door … whew! Before inserting the pins, I dyed the walnu...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #17: The Door Panel

01-27-2018 11:01 PM by Ron Aylor | 18 comments »

The Door Panel –  Now for the really hard part … an eight piece door panel. Having measured the rough opening in the upper case I created a full scale drawing …                  … and positioned it inside the opening to double check the proportions. All is well. Now I just have to duplicate the drawing using eight little pieces of wood. Tools don’t fail me now!                 By making this panel first, I can take up any slack within the stiles and rails. By design the stiles and...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #2: To the File Box!

08-13-2017 07:10 PM by Ron Aylor | 15 comments »

To the File Box! –  Having formed the beads and flats at both ends and roughed out the cylinder for the barley twist … it was time to disconnect from the lathe and split the spindle.  With just a few whacks of a chisel the spindle split nicely along the brown paper seam.               Voilà … time to get the file box!  My file box is nothing more than a hand powered lathe of sorts. Fixed head stock at one end … movable tail stock at the other.  The centers are actually...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #9: On the Rail

11-12-2017 05:58 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

On the Rail –  Having calculated the width of the upper case, I ripped and cut to length the various rails. The front received a drawer rail and bottom rail, the back received a top, bottom, and middle rail. At this point I was still unsure of the design of the raised panels.  So, after squaring the rails …   … I cut a 1/4” x 1/4” groove along the edges of the back stiles and rails.   The groove plane from my tongue and groove set places the groove 3/16” from the face of the board.     ...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #16: The Drawer

01-21-2018 09:45 PM by Ron Aylor | 12 comments »

The Drawer –  Well, today (1-21-18) was a veritable heat wave in Lilburn. Sixty-nine degrees! Can you believe it was below freezing just a few days ago? The awesome weather allowed me to complete the drawer for this Prie Dieu. I got home from church this morning about ten o’clock and immediately started resawing some 3/4” pine for drawer parts.                 I even got to use my newly acquired J. Pearce No. 109 jack plane.   I will need to add a slight camber to the iron … it le...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #1: An Ambitious Endeavor

08-07-2017 11:02 AM by Ron Aylor | 10 comments »

An Ambitious Endeavor –  As you may recall I set out two years ago to build Prie Dieux for the four priests at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Tucker, Georgia. This fourth Prie Dieu in the series, being built for the Rector of St. Bede’s, may very well prove to be my most ambitious hand tool endeavor to date. I will be attempting a Louis XIII/Elizabethan-ish  style Prie Dieu in walnut and Ambrosia maple. There will be some firsts for me with this project, like the gadrooning,...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #14: Click … Swoosh

12-11-2017 08:07 PM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

Click … Swoosh - Before tackling the eight panel door, I thought I would give my newly made lamb’s tongue template a work out.  After locating the stopped chamfers with chalk, laying out the lamb’s tongue(s) was a breeze.  … not too shabby … if I say so myself!                 Aside from the cocobolo butterflies, these stopped chamfers and lamb’s tongues will serve to reference the Trinity without altering the over-all style.                 As I was thinking about the drawe...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #15: The Top

01-12-2018 08:41 PM by Ron Aylor | 9 comments »

The Top –  I haven’t had much shop time since my last blog post. The weather was not on my side. If it wasn’t dark and rainy, it was just too cold to be in the shop. Besides that I was down with the flu from the day after Christmas until just a few days ago. If it isn’t one thing it’s another. The last few days have been great, though. I was able to glue up and smooth the top …                   … and get the trim pieces and corners ready for gadrooning.        ...

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• Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #6: Gadrooning

09-07-2017 11:15 PM by Ron Aylor | 8 comments »

Gadrooning –  For the gadrooning, I decided on a barley-ribbon twist  pattern. Given that the kneeling platform is just slightly wider than it is deep, mitering the gadrooned trim pieces proved difficult at best.   So, I decided to create corner blocks to match each corner of the platform … that way the trim pieces could simply butt up to the corners.  With the corner blocks fitted to their respective corners … I alleviated the need for perfect squareness. Is that cheating...

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