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Gallery Projects:

Table, Sacrament
Crafted Sacrament Table

Lectern
Religious Lecturn

Altar
Presider's Kneeler Altar

Table, Religious Display
Part of Mike's Religious Ensemble

Baptistry
Religious Ceremonial Font


Name:  Michael Lucas

Address:   Carmel IN 
Type:   Hobbyist

"I used to make barley and rope twists by hand. It is a very laborious and time consuming process to produce just one turning. With the Legacy I can make multiple pieces in a fraction of the time."

"I used to spend hours and hours in front of my wood lathe. Now I use it as a shelf to hold templates and spare parts for my Legacy."


Profile

Michael is an attorney by profession and an amateur woodworker by choice. He is also a parishiohner of the St. Maria Goretti Parish of the Catholic Church and delights in creating religious woodworking masterpieces for his local house of worship located in Westfield Indiana.

During the fall of 2003 his Pastor, Fr. Kevin Haines, asked Michael to build all of the altar pieces for the church that was then being constructed and was scheduled to be dedicated in late 2004. The only way he had to create the desired spiral accents was to do it by hand, a tedious and time consuming task that was not the most pleasant part of his work. Michael stated that, "I used to make barley and rope twists by hand. It is a very laborious and time consuming process to produce just one turning. With the Legacy I can make multiple pieces in a fraction of the time."

"I am a lawyer by profession and have been an amateur woodworker for 30 years. When my Pastor asked me to build the altar pieces for our church building I didn't have the slightest idea what to do. Purely by coincidence my wife purchased for me as a gift a Legacy 1000EX in December of 2003. I had been making a number of barley and rope twist pieces by hand and she ran across the Legacy and thought it would make my job easier.

I was in my office shortly after my Legacy arrived trying to come up with an idea for altar pieces and I found your website. I saw the work that Dan Bandinghaus from Trinity Woodworking did and knew immediately I had found the style I wanted. I spoke with Dan and he was extremely helpful. Pastor Fr. Kevin and I actually visited Dan and had a chance to see his work first hand." Michael Lucas

 
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