Lectern...finally done!

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Project by pashley posted 05-17-2008 02:29 AM 2073 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, the lectern is finally done, my friends! After about 3 months of part-time work, this one’s in the can. No plans, just some loose measurements based on my Bryce rendering:

Bryce Rendering

I think it came out pretty close.

The book riser you see is removable; I thought maybe the pastor might want to use the main table to put an overhead projector, or some other projector on.

It’s all quartered white oak, with the exception of the four pyramids on the riser, which is Padauk.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#1 posted 05-17-2008 02:43 AM

Well Patrick I don’t know what they wanted but this is more than they asked for. It is a true work fit for the Lord. I hope. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 05-17-2008 03:57 AM


This is a nice project. You did a good job on the design and the construction.

Well done.

How did you finish it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-17-2008 04:01 AM

Simple water and liquid dye; the top coat is Deft semi-gloss.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#4 posted 05-17-2008 04:09 AM

A beautiful piece any congregation should be proud of. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 05-17-2008 04:11 AM

Very nice. Love the quarter-sawn all both corners!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#6 posted 05-17-2008 04:55 AM

Very well crafted. I like it. But then again I like all professional looking woodworking jobs. I think we all do simply because we all know what and how much work it takes to do one. Very nice indeed.

-- JJohn

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#7 posted 05-17-2008 05:26 AM

SMACK! That looks fantastic!
Love the rendering, I am deeply jealous of the computer skills.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 05-17-2008 06:46 AM

Very nice looking piece. You did a beautiful job on this one. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 05-17-2008 06:33 PM

Very very nice. You pulled it off. It was fun to watch this one grow. The wood, craftsmanship, and finish is just outstanding.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 05-17-2008 07:15 PM

Patrick, this is a beautiful project. Excellent job!
Quartersawn definitely has it’s own unique look…it’s not used enough.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#11 posted 05-18-2008 05:40 AM

that is a really nice looking piece you have completed.
great work, love the look of the 1/4 sawn oak.

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#12 posted 05-18-2008 11:21 AM

That is just superb. You really put craftsmanship into it.

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#13 posted 05-18-2008 11:34 PM

Stunning!, I love the design! and the craftsmanship is wonderful! – Great work, thanks for posting this!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#14 posted 05-19-2008 02:21 AM

Terrific work! Any pastor would be glad to preach from that one!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#15 posted 05-19-2008 02:24 AM


I delivered it to him just last night, and watched him deliver his sermon from it this morning; he was extremely pleased with it. :)

-- Have a blessed day!

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