Entry Hall Coat Rack - Construction Complete

Entry Hall Coat Rack project for the W family - construction complete! :)

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Next up:

Final sanding & finishing, installing hooks, delivery and installation.

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."   Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV

 


Entry Hall Coat Rack - Cubby Dividers, Molding

We made some more progress on the entry hall coat rack for the W family - made and installed cubby dividers and molding on the front and sides...

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Next up:

Complete the build by making and installing back pieces,

Stain and finish, install coat hooks.

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"Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."  Hebrews 4:11-13

 


Entry Hall Coat Rack - Shelves

After a short hiatus for holiday visitors, winter weather, and such, we are back on the entry hall coat rack project. Made the upper and lower shelves, fitted and assembled onto the sides...

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Sola Deo Gloria

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.  (John 3:16-17  NKJV)


Pizza Peel

I recently made a pizza peel for our sweet daughter Hannah for her birthday!  I think she likes it!  :)

I used some walnut and hard maple, and I finished it with 3 rubbed-in coats of Tried and True Original (polymerized linseed oil + beeswax).

(Thanks to Mark Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer for the inspiration on the design.)

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For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.    John 3:16 NKJV

Sola Deo Gloria

 


Grampa's Workshop 3.0

We had a third rendition of Grampa's workshop with our grandson E during a recent Christmas visit.! This nice diligent young man did a great job making some smartphone stands out of cherry, red oak, and a hard maple/purpleheart combo.

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Chair Reupholstery

So, while we were visiting our friends the F family in Michigan, they treated us to a tour of the preserved/restored Victorian era Cappon House in Holland. Very interesting!

While we were looking through one room, we found out that some of the chairs there had been re-upholstered during the restoration process by our friend Dan F! He told us about having to specially spec and manufacture the fabric to match the original, fasten with authentic tacks, etc.  I have never done furniture upholstery, but I admire the craftsmanship it must have taken  him to do that work.

Dan owns and operates his family upholstery business from a shop that sits on their home property in nearby South Haven, MI.
Many thanks to him and his family for the enjoyable visit and to the Lord for providentially crossing our paths. 😊

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Amish Workbench

While our family was traveling to visit some friends, we stopped along the way in Shipshewana, Indiana, an Amish community, to do a little touring and browsing. As we were going through Davis Mercantile, I happened upon this old Amish workbench on display on the top floor. It apparently had been used to help build the large timber-framed structure that DM is built around.

Look at that tail vise! I assume they had the bench turned facing against the railing to keep curious woodworkers (ahem) from playing with the vise too much.   :)

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Entry Hall Coat Rack - End Pieces

Having cut out and milled the rough blanks for all the parts, I now moved to making and shaping the end pieces,which will hold the whole coat rack together.

  • Cut the dadoes and rabbets.
  • Counterbored and drilled shank holes.
  • Cut the curved shapes on the bandsaw, cleaned them up with a drum sander, hand rasp, and two grits of sandpaper.
  • Routed 1/8" roundovers on the edges, then did some clean-up sanding.

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Dining Table - Finished!

Final delivery/assembly of Jonathan's farmhouse dining table; praise the Lord!   :)

 

Hannah and Deb helped wrap up the table top to be transport-ready:

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Some visiting friends from the F family provided some much appreciated help to deliver the top to Jonathan's house:

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Assembling the apron and legs to the top:

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Table all assembled and standing in place:

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