Author Archives: psanow

We Need a Plan

The sad part of this project is there was more than a year between the time I measured the piece and the time I was able to draw it.  Then another 9 months before I cut any wood.  On the … Continue reading

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Now a Kentucky Piece

I’ve lived in the Bluegrass state for more than 20 years but have never necessarily felt like it was part of me (or I was part of it).  Yes, I vote and I love my little town, but I sure … Continue reading

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Ten Long Months

It’s been about 10 months since I’ve last spent time on this blog.  I’ve been experiencing a serious woodworking lapse since I finished the fireplace.  It’s not for lack of trying, and there have been a few small projects.  None … Continue reading

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Fireplace Complete!

As always I intended to put up some process shots as I went but again I just never got around to sitting down at the computer.  Maybe its because I spend so much time in front of a computer.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Phase One of Fireplace

Phase One is complete and there will be a hiatus before I can get to the marquetry at the top of the panel.  Lots of other priorities, including 1) vacation, 2) work, 3) prep for an upcoming presentation for Cincinnati … Continue reading

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I hate my fireplace

When we bought this house nearly eight years ago, I knew I hated this fireplace.  It was poorly executed.  The brick work is pretty poor, with chipped bricks along the edges.  The insert is OK and certainly does heat the room.  The … Continue reading

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Ambry on Stand Final

Ambry on Stand St. Catherine of Siena Church Fort Thomas KY Maple, Cherry and Black Walnut.  Shellac and wax finish Donor: Anonymous I installed the piece last Tuesday when all involved had a small window of opportunity.  Fr. Stef was … Continue reading

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