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Project Information

This was a commissioned project, so it has been sold.

If you would like something similar, please email me at:

[email protected]

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Project Story:

This Communion Chalice and Paten are built in Mahogany, with carved texturing, paint, and gold foil guilding. I was given a commission to build this set for a man who after finishing his Seminary degree, was moving forward and being ordained in the Disciples of Christ denomination. On Sunday afternoon, I was given the honor of participating in the Ordination service, by presenting this Communion Set, and I even had a speaking part.

I typically don't like speaking in front of a big group of people, so the "presentation" was a way bigger issue for me to overcome than the woodworking aspects of this project. I get sick to my stomach and sweat before my time on a stage takes place.

I remember hearing myself mutter something like, "Bill, I'm only a woodworker, but no other type of project gives me more joy and honor, than to make pieces using God's wood, for the purpose of worship, and so it is my extreme pleasure to present this Communion Chalice and Paten to you…."

At least that is what I was trying to say.







Thanks for looking,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

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Want to See More of my Furniture Work?:
If you go to my Mark DeCou Website you will find that I have not updated my website in quite some time. I realize that I need to invest in improving my website, but until that is accomplished, here are some more Lumberjocks related lilnks with updated postings of my furniture work, sorted into categories. Thanks for your interest in my work, and your patience with my website.

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  5. Arts & Crafts Style Inspired End Table Set
  6. Arts & Crafts Style Inspired Prairie Couch
  7. Table Lamps
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Church & Worship-Art Related Projects:
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  2. Carved Roll Top Sound Equipment Cabinet
  3. Fancy Church Side Altars
  4. Processional Cross
  5. Fancy Speaker's Lectern
  6. Church Hymn Number Board
  7. Communion Chalice (Cup) and Paten

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  2. Original Art Carved Tilt Front Desk, inspired by Birger Sandzen
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  3. Refined Rustic Dining Chairs
  4. Refined Rustic Dining Table
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  6. Fun With Cedar Logs #1; Sitting Stool
  7. Fun With Cedar Logs #2; Coat/Hat/Spur Rack
  8. Fun With Cedar Logs #3; Western Style Hat/Coat Rack
  9. Fun With Cedar Logs #4; Entryway Stool

Outdoor Furniture Related:
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Mark,
New posting rules or not - This is truly beautifu work ! - Exceptional and provided with a guiding hand ~ Thanks for posting-
 

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Awesome! Mark.
 

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Great Job mark. Truly an honor to be presented with them.
 

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Fabulous Mark ! What kind of finish is on them? could they really be used for food etc. ? THANKS!

Dave
 

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Beautiful pieces that will enhance the experience of many.
 

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It's art and it's beautiful. Where's the envelope?
 

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As usual Mark, outstanding workmanship. Go ahead - press the envelope, it's a pleasure to see your "pushings".
 

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Mark,

There is no envelope with this. It is a gorgeous woodworking project. Beautiful job.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Hi Mark;

VERY NICE work!

Lee
 

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these really did come out fantastic, I'm sure they will be treasured for years to come.
 

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Thanks folks. I enjoyed this project, as I don't get asked to turn wood very often. I enjoyed the learning process, and making the platter special with the little dimple finger grooves (for pulling out a small cracker chip as the tray is passed). I'm hoping for more work like this someday.

thanks,
M
 
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