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  1. William & Mary Prie Dieu

    William & Mary Prie Dieu for the Director of the Julian of Norwich Center, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. Built of gummy cherry, mahogany, and alder. Finished with boiled linseed oil, lots of sun, shellac, and beeswax. Polished with rotten stone, linen, and turpentine. 100% unplugged, 225+ hours...
  2. Reformation Era Prie Dieu

    Reformation Era Prie Dieu for the Rector of St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Tucker, Georgia. Built of walnut, Ambrosia maple, alder, pine, and cocobolo. Finished with General Finishes dye/stain, boiled linseed oil, shellac, and beeswax. Polished with rottenstone and turpentine...
  3. Prayer kneeler a gift for my Mother in Law

    I have been asked in the past to build one of these prie dieu, or kneeler to me. Some reason it has never gotten in the rotation of projects. This year I decided to build it for my mother in laws birthday. Every Sunday I would measure rather by shoe method, or hand measure lengths and heights...
  4. Designing Woodworking Projects
    In my current Prie Dieu build, I have pondered several transitions from the William & Mary frame to the kneeling platform. On the original desk on frame there is a 3/4 inch half-round transition between the frame and desk. I want this same 3/4 inch half-round along the edges of the platform, I...
  5. Blogs
    Getting the Jump on Lent Getting the Jump on Lent - Lent, an Old English word meaning "spring," the time of lengthening days, is that season of the Church between Ash Wednesday and Easter. During the season of Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a...
  6. Blogs
    An Ambitious Endeavor 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...
  7. Blogs
    Journey's End Journey's End - Lent, an Old English word meaning spring, the time of lengthening days, is that season of the Church between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Many Christians commit to giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penance, during this season. Another approach to Lent...
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