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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. William and Mary Highboy

    This is another one of my signature pieces. The piece was copied from an original in a museum. The legs, stretchers and case sides are in maple. The drawer fronts and front apron parts are veneered in walnut burl. All the moldings are made from solid walnut. The secondary woods are mahogany and...
  3. Bookstand, reproduction - William and Mary period

    This is my version of the William and Mary bookstand published in the November 2010 Popular Woodworking. The original plan is courtesy of Charles Bender and the Acanthus Workshop. Executed in American Walnut with mortise and tenon and dovetail joinery, hand turned bun feet and a traditional...
  4. William and Mary Cabinet

    Wife's birthday present was a couple of months late. Built a W&M Cabinet using magazine article in Popular Woodworking. Interesting project as I was forced to buy a lathe and learn how to turn. Fortunately, Woodcraft had a Nova 16-44 on sale for $500 off so I spent about $2000 to save the...
  5. William & Mary desk

    The original of this desk was in the collection of an extremely good friend. It was made in Philadelphia around 1690 - 1710. I saw the original piece when I was in my teens and knew I had to copy it one day. After nearly two decades of seeing this piece with some regularity, I finally worked up...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
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