Sunday, August 02, 2009

Faith and Wood-Works
What Father wants, Father gets

OK, ok.... not exactly great works of art or architecture. But for a guy whose tool box consists of a ball peen hammer and a roll of duct tape, this is BIG STUFF!!

And for those who attend the Latin Mass in Wilmington the 30th of this month, you can actually see and use these kneelers! Woo-Hoo!

Screw that!

Test driving a kneeler, Marine Corps style.

Momma, why's that man have a mouth fulla screws?



After a number of hi-freakin'-larious comments, I've decided to cushion the kneelers... with 20 grit sandpaper, tacks and broken glass. Opus Dei is for sissies.

Retired Marine Traditional Catholics -- we put the grunt in disgruntled.


Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Better make one extra sturdy for ol Simplex Vir

4:36 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

OK, Cavey, most of us are not Marines, so please put some soft padding on the kneelers. No spiritual sado-masochism please! LOL

The kneelers look pretty good!

4:56 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

It's soft pine. Does that count?

5:07 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Well that's one way to keep the confessions short and sweet! LOL

6:01 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I was thinking the same thing about a bit of padding. The altar rail at the FSSP Church we sometimes attend is brutal to the point where I may not be able to kneel anymore...

...and aren't you a handsome devil!!

6:21 PM  
Blogger the Egyptian said...

Nice and Square old boy, have you a router, a little off the edges would do wonders, we ain't all Marines you know ;>)

8:13 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

BTW Cavey, nice lawn and shrubery. One would never know you live in a cave! *evil grin*

8:31 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Are those to make up for the lack of an altar railing, or the lack of any kneelers in the church?

BTW, you're looking lean and mean, buddy.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Just a ruse. The facade of a house covers up the gaping maw of an entrance.


Thanks buddy! But take my word for it... a Gunness and a 'Boro would be REALLY nice. Lousy doctor making me take care of myself!!

But whenever the ol' family physician says "get in shape OR YOU'RE GOING TO DIE" is a pretty powerful motivator.

8:53 PM  
Blogger nypd green said...

What's with the electric drill? I thought real Marines can push in screws like they were thumb tacks!

8:54 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Oops, Guinness.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

That's the cost of being retired. In my younger days I use to will them in!

It was amazing what a Master Sergeant can do with just a glance.

8:57 PM  
Blogger NC Sue said...

I have an urge to quote Larry the Cable Guy:

I don't care who you are - that there's funny!

9:09 PM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

Cavey, that is sooo nice of you to be doing that! What a guy! I was after my hubby to make me one, but obtained a couple from a priest friend. If you are serious about padding them, fabric shops usually sell leftover fabric and padding sometimes goes on sale. I found dark red (maroon) velvet really cheap and re-covered one of mine. You can also make an (easy) cross to put on the sides? Anyway, I think that is really great of you to be doing this! Bless your heart!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Vetus Melius Est said...

GOOD JOB, hijo! (from the only one this side of heaven whose opinion really matters)... ;-)

Nice and stealthy. If anybody complains about discomfort, they need to offer it up in reparation for the propogation of heresy in that parish.

Is this why you didn't go to Mass today? (*busted)

11:32 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Pads on the kneelers, you guys are wimps. Go back to the medievel Church, there were no kneelers, just the cold hard floor that everyone had to kneel on.
Of course, with my knee problems I do need a padded one for medical reasons.

11:37 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Sorry... but there's subbbing for the Altar Rails.


What you said was REALLLY nice, but isn't nothing compaired to the miracle my priest performs each and every Mass.

Welllllll....... that I actuallly used power tools and still have 10 digits...... that's kind of a miracle, too!


Yes, I've just got (pun intended) nailed by you. This was my one Sunday a month I stay local.

I guess I'm going to be alright just as long as you don't screw me over or make me walk the plank. And if there is any hostility, we can always get hammered at the conclave.

*Ba-dum-dum-dum.* Thank you ladies and germs... I'll be here all week. Remember to tip your waiters and waitresses!

4:46 AM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

I think we are seeing the metamorphasis of the TLM Marine into the full on adult faith of a Spirit of Vatican II Hippie! I hear singing.....

If I had a hammer...I'd hammer in the morning....


6:40 AM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

"Opus Dei is for sissies." LOL! Self-flagellation is so yesterday.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Smiley said...

Is this like carry your own kneeler in the communion line. The otehr day at Sunday mass one of the young boys could not be more than 17 knelt down hwne he reached the priest. and the young lad stuck his tounge out. Poor father heheheh all his hand sanatizing stations for pig flu went for a toss. Hats of to the lad.

9:00 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

Hippie music? My kids were there helping Vir, you don't want to know what kind of music they came home singing!

9:20 AM  
Blogger LarryD said...

Kneelers: Iron Maidens for the Progs.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

Cool. We went to a parish last week that had no cushions on the kneelers. I was very impressed.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

Cavey, Ya know, there have been women I've talked with who would love to buy a kneeler for their home. Ever think about puttung an add in the bulletin? I'm serious...they sell for way too much in the catalogs,...something to think about. Proud of you!

1:19 PM  
Blogger Baron Korf said...

"Is this like carry your own kneeler in the communion line."

Hehe, that makes me want to put one in my trunk just to do that. I know just the church too.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Hey Cavey!

I have a real funny one (an Obama picture) my brother emailed me. You should have my log-on email. Please send me info how I can email it to you.

BTW, is it the USMC Small Wars Manual of 1940 that is one of your favorite books? If so, you really are a traditionalist! :-))

2:28 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

"they need to offer it up in reparation for the propogation of heresy in that parish.

OUCH! (but soooo true! hahaha)

2:59 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

That's a good idea!!!


I have your e-mail address? *scratching head*

4:59 PM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

Baron... I use to take my own Communion plate up with me when I rec'd communion at the new mass. I have a lady friend who takes a small step stool and carries up there too. Fight the good fight with the evil destroyers, better yet, attend ONLY the Latin Mass, if ya don't have one, Make one happen! Don't take their crap anymore!

5:06 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

What a great idea! Carpentry work for "The Carpenter's Son's" House~ God bless you!!!:-)

8:48 PM  
Blogger chestertonian said...

Hey! I'm in Opus Dei! Who ya calling a sissy! Careful or I'll sic the Mad Albino Monk Assassin Squad on yer ass!

Oh, and those kneelers? They look fantastic....FOR LENT! Ha!

9:29 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

I'm sure you cantell that my "insult" swipe at OD is actually a compliment. Kinda like the way I've embraced "Caveman".

Hey... you know I wouldn't slam anyone who embraces Corporal Penance!

4:43 AM  
Blogger chestertonian said...

Of course, Cavey! Hence my jest about the Mad Albino Monk Assassin Squad.

(which should be busting down your door any minute now...LOL)

6:59 AM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Oh BTW, you should have painted them in the color of Marine cammies!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Old Bob said...

Caveman, nail beer bottle caps upside down to the kneeler. Or drive drywall screws on 1/2" centers up from the bottom.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Great idea... thanks!!

8:02 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

How about casters, so people can wheel their kneelers up to the front of the church for Communion?

By the way, you look good in tats! Most of the people I deal with can't pull off tattoos without looking like lowlifes.

(Of course the shaved heads and flesh tunnels through the ears don't help...)

8:21 PM  

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