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Cherry Lectern; a work in progress

I recently got some breathing room to just build something and I wanted to give my pastor a lectern. He currently teaches from a music stand. I have an incredible overflow of cherry and this is what I am building and how it's progressing.
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I think you will be doing this forum a great service if you start to post some photo albums in your profile. Great work is always appreciated.
Oh, yeah, cant wait to see the finished lectern

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Nice project for a good cause. Looks like it is coming along well. Make sure to post the finish pics.
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Nobody asked yet so I will

How did you make the curved front? or the front curved? either way on the tall portion, it looks great!
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Excellent design. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Wow, that's looking great. I'm sure that your pastor will be pleased. Make sure to post pictures of the finished piece.
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How did you make the curved front? or the front curved? either way on the tall portion, it looks great!
Very nice job and an excellent way to gift. bill
To make the front, I cut bevels on the joining edges of the 4 pieces that would make the front and just used glue and tape to assemble. This of course left me with a faceted front. Once dry, I just got busy with hand planes and took off all the high points and continued working until it was a nice radius with no noticeable flats.

On the joinery, I didn't use splines of anykind, partly because I didn't want to take the chance they would come through when I faired it, and mainly because I figured with the minimal stress this will withstand that good butt joints would suffice.

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I will definitely post the completed project when I get there.

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Great job. Thanks for the ideas.
I have been asked to build one for a local church out of cedar.

Did you say tool sale?
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Looking forward to seeing this nice project all finished up. Looks great so far.
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Very nice work. I'm sure he will love it over the music stand.

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Very nicely done! Would love to see the finished product.

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Nice attractive design. I also see that it has a large base, and some heavy lumber at the base. Smart, as these are often easily lnocked over, potentially causing damage, or even injury. I've built a few myself, though more of a utility nature.
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Thank you all for the kind words. I am working on the top right now and as soon as I get it to a point where I can dry fit it, I will get updated pics up here. Then I will get the finish slapped on and post the final pics. Stay tuned and please be patient. It will definitely be getting delivered by turkey day.

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This is interesting

I don't think anyone will be shooting up my church. Fits like a glove.

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Thumbs up

Tough crowd in your church i guess.
p.s. Nice work ssgt.
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Initial Assembly Complete!

I finished the top and got it on tonight. Also routed a groove near the bottom edge and dry-fit the book-holder-ledge-thingy. I decided, for fun, to make it of ambrosia maple. In nearly all my projects I will add a different species for no reason other than, "just because."

Final sanding over the next couple of days and then I can start slinging finish. I will be using minwax wipe on poly, satin. I recently used it for the first time and really loved the ease.

Anyway, here are a few updated pics. Enjoy, and thanks for all the kind words so far!
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Looks pretty close to perfect. Can't wait to see it with the finish on.
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Finishing

I just started putting finish on this thing the other day. I took some pics, but don't have them here. I will post some tonight (hopefully). I may be about mission complete by the end of the weekend. Stay tuned!

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