Baptismal Font

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Project by DocK16 posted 06-18-2007 06:03 AM 2704 views 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since the last posting worked so well and there was some complaints floating around about not posting enough projects, I’ll add one more. This is a stand for a glass baptismal font. The design was meant to match the pulpit and other tables in the background. Minister wanted to have the water visible above the table so the glass was meant to be above the table surface. This is a six sided table with five sided legs, no the angles weren’t hard to figure out. The stringers between the legs are cut by a simple sabre saw the routed in progressive stages raising the bit about 1/8th inch with each pass. there are 24 openings each routed about 12 times each, then attached to the legs using a sliding dovetail. This is the first project I did for the church and I’ve have had several requests by other churches since. This took several months to complete so I’m reluctant to commit to anything. My project list is already too long.

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#1 posted 06-18-2007 06:05 AM

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-18-2007 06:43 AM

That’s a terrific piece, Doc. Thanks.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 06-18-2007 12:27 PM

oh wow!!!!
The work.!!!!! Gorgeous

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 06-18-2007 12:38 PM

WOW is right Deb! It looks like a keeper to me. Very nice work!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#5 posted 06-18-2007 05:36 PM

talk about effort…but what a wonderful outcome…

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#6 posted 06-18-2007 08:25 PM

Fantastic looking piece of art. You should be proud of your self. you have the makings of a fine business.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#7 posted 06-18-2007 10:37 PM

wonderful work. If you start turning down work like this, you can hand out my business card if you’d like! Good project.

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#8 posted 06-19-2007 03:10 AM

That is exceptional work! Your church is blessed to have you.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 06-19-2007 03:42 AM

Beautiful font. The wood work is exceptional. It really looks like old time wood work stuff they did babk in the early 1900. Our old Catholic Church had similar carpentry. Beautiful. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 06-19-2007 03:56 AM

Thanks for the remarks. Tony I believe this is the first time anyone has called one of my projects “art”. Thank-you.

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#11 posted 07-21-2007 01:36 PM

It looks like art work to me, I enjoy just looking at it and thinking about how much work it must have been.

If this was sold on the open marked (not a church) what would you price it at?

BTW I am a big there stooges fan, Curly was the best. :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#12 posted 07-21-2007 06:00 PM

Beautiful work and it will be admired by many for a long time. You should be proud

-- piper

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#13 posted 07-22-2007 06:18 AM

Snowdog, You are right, there are alot of hours in this project, many of them time consuming trial and error efforts but I learned alot. If I were to do this today I could probablly cut the time in half. As for price, I never really thought about it… idea. Thanks for looking and …..........nyuk, nyuk.
Piper Yes I am quite proud of this both design and construction. Still get compliments from congregation.

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#14 posted 07-23-2007 03:14 PM

really impressive!! Ever part is difficult but beatifully handled.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 09-05-2007 01:38 PM

Missed this first time around, but thanks to the “Roll The Dice” feature it came up in the rotation. This is incredible. I’d say this is definitely artwork. The tracery work is glorious. It would give me chills to have a piece of my own serving this purpose, what an honor!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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