torstai 19. syyskuuta 2013

Baptismal font

Is it good for anything else? I mean the wood working skills and guitar woods? Sure. You could make a holder for the baptismal font in your lutheran church, for instance.

This was the reasoning behind this non-guitar-related post.

We had a nice glass bowl that had a somewhat lame rack/holder made of gum tree. Let's make a new holder with some christian symbols in it!

Using African mahogany neck blank and some walnut veneer, I managed to make something non-guitar in my shop. Here we go!

The cross shape refers to Jesus' death. St. Paul says that in the Baptism we're baptized to the death of Christ.

The octagon shape refers to Jesus' resurrection in the "first day of the week", which for the ancient Christians became also the "eight day of the week", the day of eternal Sabbath rest, eternity.

The three facets at the feet refer to the name of the Triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, into which name the Baptism joins the baptized. 

The round shape refers to eternal life. The Baptism is the gate to the life everlasting.

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