This week I’m finishing up work on an aumbry for a future issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. More than anything, this project has been about exploring Gothic geometry. But as with any project, I always have a lot of detours and dead ends. The pierced carvings on the front of the aumbry are fairly simple, yet I was afraid they would be off-putting for some beginning woodworkers. So I started …

An Introduction to Gothic Tracery (With a Router

This week I’m finishing up work on an aumbry for a future issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. More than anything, this project has been about exploring Gothic geometry. But as with any project, I always have a lot of detours and dead ends. The pierced carvings on the front of the aumbry are fairly simple, yet I was afraid they would be off-putting for some beginning woodworkers. So I started …

St Bartholomew’s Church, The Williamson Window, 1970, Designed by John Piper, Interpretation in glass by Patrick Reyntiens

St Bartholomew’s Church, The Williamson Window, 1970, Designed by John Piper, Interpretation in glass by Patrick Reyntiens

Google Image Result for http://www.dreamstime.com/medieval-church-windows-thumb15658494.jpg

Google Image Result for http://www.dreamstime.com/medieval-church-windows-thumb15658494.jpg

Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim:  the rose window... my ancestors built this church.  It is the state church and coronation church of Norway.  I've spent hundreds of hours sitting quietly in this beautiful cathedral <3

Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim: the rose window... my ancestors built this church. It is the state church and coronation church of Norway. I've spent hundreds of hours sitting quietly in this beautiful cathedral <3

Battle Abbey Window, East Sussex - a partially ruined Abbey built on the site of the Battle of Hastings, 1066

Battle Abbey Window, East Sussex - a partially ruined Abbey built on the site of the Battle of Hastings, 1066

Stained Glass Window, St Michael's Church Linlithgow  This magnificent window was designed by Crear McCartney to mark the 750th anniversary of the church in 1992; it is installed in St Katherine's Aisle and is based on the theme of the Pentecost.

Stained Glass Window, St Michael's Church Linlithgow This magnificent window was designed by Crear McCartney to mark the 750th anniversary of the church in 1992; it is installed in St Katherine's Aisle and is based on the theme of the Pentecost.

Trezevant Hall at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church. This window is titled "The Morning Angel."

Trezevant Hall at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal Church. This window is titled "The Morning Angel."

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