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Thread: Chancel Furniture Build - The Dove has landed!

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    Chancel Furniture Build - The Finished Product

    Now with the reorg in the shop all but complete its about time I started building something. This job is for a church a few hundred miles north of me. The build will consist of a lectern, a baptismal font, and an altar. All are made of flat sawn white oak and white oak plywood.

    First things first, I went to my hardwood dealer to pick though the pile, and pick I did! For over two hours. Wow, is the quality of wood dropping! The plans call for the apron around the three pieces to be 8" so I really wanted to find some good 9 or 10 inch wide boards so I could avoid a glue up for those parts. We must have picked through about 700 bf of oak to find the 100 bf I brought home. I think I have enough wide boards for the aprons....I hope.

    Tomorrow I'll begin marking out some of the parts. I don't think I'll get much further than that. This load was pricey - I don't want to rush anything.
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    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 11-07-2009 at 01:25 PM. Reason: completed!
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    Great project to break in your re-arranged shop Rennie. This is going to be a nice/fun build to follow. So dirty up that shop!

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    congrats on finishing up the reorg of the shop and the beginning of new project.

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    Aha, THAT was what was missing from the Shop Reorganization Pics....."SAWDUST", so NOW we're going to get to see some.

    Sounds like it's going to be a very nice and interesting project, Rennie.

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    Talking Bout time

    you got back to work and stopped putterun in your clean shop,, i too am envious of you being able to start makun sawdust.. this is the first year i am sufferin withdrawls...gonna be fun rennie watchun you by pass the mistakes just waitin to happen there in that pile of wood lookun forward tot eh pics
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    Should be an interesting project. We look forward to progress pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    congrats on finishing up the reorg of the shop and the beginning of new project.
    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Hitt View Post
    Aha, THAT was what was missing from the Shop Reorganization Pics....."SAWDUST", so NOW we're going to get to see some.

    Sounds like it's going to be a very nice and interesting project, Rennie.
    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    you got back to work and stopped putterun in your clean shop,, i too am envious of you being able to start makun sawdust.. this is the first year i am sufferin withdrawls...gonna be fun rennie watchun you by pass the mistakes just waitin to happen there in that pile of wood lookun forward tot eh pics
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Should be an interesting project. We look forward to progress pictures.
    Thanks everyone! I just hope I can hold your attention through what will be a long build.
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    Its about time you got busy young man. Congrats on a good lumber run. After seeing your previous items of this type I look forward to these. Wait a minute! You brought some dirt in on one of those boards! Get that cleaned up.

    Never mind, it seems the shop will get a nice dusting in the near future anyway . . . a saw-dusting that is ;-))
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Its about time you got busy young man.
    It certainly is!
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    Hi Rennie ,
    Nice stack of lumber. We know it was a job just getting to this point. White oak is a great wood to work. Look forward to some up date, "like" "Now what are you doing?!!!! Which project is first and how do you imagine beginning? Your plans or theirs? Can we see? Why not! Get with us when you can and answer all of the above...
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