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Blog series by pashley updated 2268 days ago 3 parts 3974 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Interesting project

2299 days ago by pashley | 4 comments »

I’ve been engaged in building a church lectern for my friend’s startup, rather small church. Tried making a technical drawing in Bryce, and something got translated wrong, and now I have something way too huge, starting to look more like an altar rather than a lectern! Back to the drawing board.

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Part 2: This is what I was thinking of....

2298 days ago by pashley | 8 comments »

I did these “sketches” in Bryce to get an idea for proportions. I like what happened here. Problem is, in this sketch, the 4 main posts are 44 inches high, and my real life ones are 33, which is really the best height. However, I made the 3 raised panels to the specs in the drawing – 33” tall by 30” wide – way too big. The thing is way too big, when I tried to visualize it by laying out the posts and panels. Looks like I’ll have to take a good 8 inche...

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Part 3: Expanding wood...help!

2268 days ago by pashley | 7 comments »

I’m making this Lectern (see other blog entries), and I’ve run up a little problem. The lectern has, of course, the top table, and I’m aware how to control expansion with that. However, I have two other shelves, one just below the top, and one near the bottom. My issue is, how do I allow expansion (which means cutting the board short width-wise) and still have a finished look? I’m guessing I can somehow affix it at the front (the top of the photo) and do a couple of...

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