Creedence Table for the Altar

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Project by ChefHDAN posted 02-06-2016 12:03 AM 1020 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago our Deacon asked if he I could build him a new table for the altar for the EM’s to use when preparing the Eucharist. The table that was in use was almost a TV tray it was so small. It took me awhile to get a few other items finished, and then my wife asked if it could be done by Ash Wednesday… Yes dear, made it with almost a week to spare. All locally harvested red oak, (everything on the altar is already RO no choice), the whole carcass is mortise and tenon, with the legs tapered on three sides, I cheated on the inside faces to make the trestle M&T easier, but it’s very on noticeable. Top shoulders are reeded with a V bit 1/4” up, then 3/8” up to divide the taper break. Leg edges are cut with a full beading bit on two sides for the 3/4 round profile. The cove at the foot was done with the spindle sander,,, yep a little quick and dirty. Drawer is on 12” accuride slides with the drawer fit to conceal it as much as possible. Much learned, decided that it’s time to make a better tapering jig, the aluminum POS thing gave me fits and screwed up 1 face on each leg, but I was able to fix it with a #7… Finish is GF Candlestick oil stain and 3 coats of Armor seal. Thanks for looking

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#1 posted 02-06-2016 12:36 AM

Well done – love the legs

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 04:16 AM

Really nice details and craftsmanship.

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 04:52 PM

Very elegant looking piece. I especially like the leg detail. Great job!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 01:23 AM

Nice job! Looks like it will get a lot of use!

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