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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 11-18-2017 10:06 PM 1164 reads 0 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Panels Rising Part 11 of • Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu series Part 12: Upper Case »

Panel Risen –
 
To check my math one more time  I did a quick dry fit … I think it’s starting to look like a Prie Dieu!
 
               
 
Now … time to start raising this panel. First I cut saw kerfs for the various steps in the profile …
 
               
 
… then using a 1/8” chisel I removed waste to create the first step-down.
 
               
 
               
 
Readjusting the kerfing plane and repeating the process, I created two  step-downs. I used a bench plane to hog out most of the waste at the bevels …
 

 
... and refined things with a chisel and rebate plane.
 

 
Now I’m no where near my original drawing, but I am pleased with the results. I think the Ambrosia maple decided what it wanted to look like!
 

 
The figure in the maple also plays tricks with the eyes …
 

 
… this view looks like a cove versus a bevel.
 

 
Working around all the beetle tunnels was sure fun!
 

 
So … I grabbed another maple board and began to repeat the process!
 
               
 
Next up the assembled upper case. Thanks for looking … all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below:
 
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #1 - An Ambitious Endeavor
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #2 - To the File Box!
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #3 - Barley Twist Split Spindle
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #4 - A Secret Drawer
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #5 - Butterflies & Trim
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #6 - Gadrooning
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #7 - The Right Color
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #8 - Onward & Upward
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #9 - On the Rail
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #10 – Panels Rising
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #11 – Panel Risen
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #12 – Upper Case
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #13 - Two Become One
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #14 - Click … Swoosh

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.



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theoldfart

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#1 posted 11-18-2017 10:27 PM

Ron, why a kerf plane and chisel instead of a plow plane? I would think the plow would manage a uniform depth better. Anyway, looking good! BTW the lsat two titles sound like a sermon on Easter :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 11-18-2017 10:49 PM



Ron, why a kerf plane and chisel instead of a plow plane? I would think the plow would manage a uniform depth better. Anyway, looking good! BTW the lsat two titles sound like a sermon on Easter :-)

- theoldfart

Thanks, Kevin. I use a kerfing plane and chisel because I do not have a plow plane. As to the titles … this is a Prie Dieu after all … LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 11-18-2017 11:54 PM

As you said, it’s not quite where you thought you were going, but it’s a good looking panel, Ron. Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 11-19-2017 12:10 AM

Lookin’ good Ron!

And its getting winter time. Ron works in an unheated outdoor shop with no electricity and no lights except candles. It gets dark at 6:00 PM here in Atlanta these days and real cold is setting in. All of his projects lately have been for his church. This begs the question Ron . . . have you done something REALLY bad and are seeking penitence? Is self flagellation next? : )

P.S. I’ll keep the secret. Tell me where you buried the body. : ) : ) : )

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#5 posted 11-19-2017 12:16 AM

Ron,
Nice work, you have a good and correct process for panel raising – clearly mark out the various levels, start at the top level and begin removing waste one step at a time down to the final height of that level.
All is looking real good, the side shots of the raised panels shows they are very nice looking.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 11-19-2017 02:49 AM

Really nice work, Ron!

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#7 posted 11-19-2017 11:36 AM



As you said, it s not quite where you thought you were going, but it s a good looking panel, Ron. Nice work!

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#8 posted 11-19-2017 11:41 AM



Lookin good Ron!

And its getting winter time. Ron works in an unheated outdoor shop with no electricity and no lights except candles. It gets dark at 6:00 PM here in Atlanta these days and real cold is setting in. All of his projects lately have been for his church. This begs the question Ron . . . have you done something REALLY bad and are seeking penitence? Is self flagellation next? : )

P.S. I ll keep the secret. Tell me where you buried the body. : ) : ) : )

- Planeman40

Thanks, Rufus. I think working in an unheated shop is  self flagellation. LOL! As to where the bodies  are buried … I’m afraid I’ll have to keep that secret!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#9 posted 11-19-2017 11:52 AM



Ron,
Nice work, you have a good and correct process for panel raising – clearly mark out the various levels, start at the top level and begin removing waste one step at a time down to the final height of that level.
All is looking real good, the side shots of the raised panels shows they are very nice looking.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom. Ambrosia maple is quite a challenge due to the varying degrees of resistance. Passing a chisel through this figure one gets soft, medium, and hard wood all within an inch or two. When things went awry through the soft parts I had to fight my way through the hard parts to maintain consistency. Like I said above … the maple knew  what it wanted to look like!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#10 posted 11-19-2017 11:52 AM



Really nice work, Ron!

- Dan Wolfgang

Thanks, Dan!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#11 posted 11-19-2017 09:49 PM

UPDATE: Both panels done!
 

 
Hard to believe these two little panels created so much waste!
 

 
LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#12 posted 11-19-2017 10:43 PM

Waste? Icing on the cake man! Philistine!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#13 posted 11-20-2017 12:18 AM



Waste? Icing on the cake man! Philistine!

- theoldfart

... Philistine?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#14 posted 11-20-2017 01:09 AM

Only a philistine would refer to the beautiful natural form of a wooden curly cue as waste. It is the reason we use planes, furniture making is just a secondary byproduct of curly production! You have much to learn grass hopper.

:-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#15 posted 11-20-2017 01:41 AM

Well done, Ron! I love it when a plan comes together!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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