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My Favorite Project

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I made this for a priest friend of mine as she began a new family service. 18" tall made from Red Oak and oil finish.
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I made this while in the Navy from Home Depot poplar. My first woodworking project. The Navy supply system wanted thousands of dollars to get me a altar. So rather than spend our taxes I took out my Visa and spent a few dollars to create this. And I till use it! :) Finished with poly.
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I created thismatching font to go withe altar. Poplar and poly finish.
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New Yankee Workshop plant stand! :) It was our offertory stand at the back of the chapel. Pine with oil finish.
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Mail box cabinet I made for my parish. Birch and poly finish.
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Created for a priest friend of mine to give to her God-children. Maple with poly finish.
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The lids required a close closure to protect little fingers!
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Aldar case for my colleague at Holy Cross, Castro Valley. Aldar with oil finish.
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Five sides for brochures, flast surface for sign-up sheets and cut-out in the middle for a greeter to stand and help folks. This was a great project for my parish. Skniined with ½" Baltic Birch panels, trimmed with Birch and finished with poly.
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2X4s and 5" casters. Ready for the next earthquake! :)
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For the top of the information table! ¾" Baltic Birch and poly finish.
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I am NOT much of a cabinet maker, I like furniture better. Birch panel doors, Composite covered particle board carcass and composite top. Poly finish.
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I have made a couple of these Mangers. It is made from "dunnage" wood. The wood comes from the recycle wood pile on the Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms CA where I was stationed in et late 90's.
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The military ship their munitions incased in wood— in this case a SMAW. I find the tension of creating a manger for the birth place of Christ made from the recycled wood from a weapon of war a great example of "Anglican tension."
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