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CHURCH PEW

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:49 am
by HANNAH024
A woodworker friend of mine was making two shorter church pews from a long pew which required the construction of a couple of extra end pieces. The original pews were made in 1888 and included a carved design on the outside surface of the pews' end pieces. I was asked if I could duplicate the design and carve it using my CNC router. Being a good friend, I said that I didn't see why not and that I would try it. I was provided with the new end pieces cut out and ready for the final sanding and one of the original pew ends. Since the pieces were cut to the finished size, mounting them on my Asteroid presented a problem which I solved by inserting T-nuts in them and screwing them to the spoil-board. Then used lever clamps to hold the pew ends in place while the cuts were being made.

Here are a couple of pictures of the results.

CHURCH PEW END-JUST CUT .JPG
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Re: CHURCH PEW

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:51 am
by HANNAH024
Here is the new piece along with the 1888 version.
PEW ENDS NEW-OLD 1888.JPG
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Re: CHURCH PEW

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:37 am
by politicaldog
Good Job!

Re: CHURCH PEW

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:08 am
by 4DThinker
Great job! The round corners of the original cut out pattern almost make me think it was also done on a CNC, or at least with a template and a hand held router. Perhaps years after the the pews were originally made. Not sure how long ago hand held routers came to be. I'm guessing none were available in 1888.

4D

Re: CHURCH PEW

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:13 am
by pete
Looks good

Re: CHURCH PEW

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:31 pm
by Juan Hidrovo
Nice. Looks good.