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Extreme Mailbox Renovation

I have to admit that I went a bit overboard on this one. My original intention was to simply fix a loose door on my mailbox, and this is the result. All cedar with handcut and fitted shingles, and front porch with “glass” windows. I wanted to see how the finish would hold up so…

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Chapel stool

Here is a small stepping stool for use in the chapel. I was shown some samples and given some dimensions. I got to work, did a quick hand sketch, and drew it up in Sketchup. Here’s what I ended up with after seeing a photo up on Fine Woodworking.                    I finished with General…

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Portable Altar for Father Mike

This is a recently completed portable altar. It was a total prototype after discussions with Father Mike on what he wanted. Probably have 80 hours into it total, maybe more. A lot of thought and trial and error went into how the 4 wings would fold up and how the 2 lower wings would be…

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Sacristy table

This table was built with unusually long legs to accommodate a tall altar cloth container underneath. The table is sturdily built with a pleasing undercut beveled overhang to maximize surface area. This table was challenging in that a dark stain was used along with an inlay that could not be stained. The water based finish…

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Altar

Altar made with red oak A2 plain sliced plywood, and air dried quarter sawn red oak, with 24 way red oak match veneer sunburst. Red oak columns, capitals and carvings (hand carved), and crown gilding were done by Jorge Posada. Gold accents by Shannon Pable.  

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Drying tray

Drying tray with waterproof epoxy coating for drying cruets after Masses. Made from red oak with walnut steam bent handles, inlay, and birch pegs topped with mother-of-pearl buttons.

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Holy water fonts

This interesting project was the result of being asked to install these 2 solid brass holy water fonts at the entrance to the chapel. The finish matches the dye/stain water based finish used on the altar and interior of the chapel itself. They were mounted with a theft resistant security hanger system from ArtRight purchased…

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