Lectern, Take 2

Church lectern, take 2...

After having cut out all the parts for modifying our church lectern to rough dimensions, it came to light yesterday that the existing lectern is actually owned by one of the member families who had graciously been loaning it to the church (for the last 5 years). And they would need it returned eventually.

Oopsy. 😬

So it was decided that plan B is for me to just build a new one for the church from scratch.

After some research, noodling, and conferring with the pastor, I've decided on an adaptation of the unit in this picture (from the "Library Stand" plan in Woodsmith magazine, issue 189).

Time to re-start the gathering of materials...

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Lectern

So at our church we have a tall pastor, but a short lectern.  This will not do. :) Time to make it a little taller and more functional. We plan to make a base that will raise it by a few inches, as well as make a new top and mount it at a better angle.  We did some design work, then got pieces cut to rough dimensions...

 

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Cabinet Remediation Work

Working on repairing and removing mold from Jonathan's cabinets after severe water damage at his house; prepping for re-installation.

Thankful for the Lord's grace helping him to persevere through this...

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Soap Racks

Making a new batch of soap racks for Hannah at Pleasant View Soaps!

Made of pine, finished with mineral oil and beeswax...

 

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Cutting Board

Doing some repairs and sprucing up M & K's hardwood cutting board.

Re-finished with 3 coats of Tried and True Original Finish (polymerized linseed oil and beeswax).

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DIY Mode

We pivoted from woodworking to DIY mode...

A few weeks ago our son found his house (which he has been trying to finish getting built) had flooded from a burst water pipe fitting in the second floor bathroom. Water had been running for about 4 days before he discovered it. Long story, but there was significant damage. Thank the Lord we received gracious help from several folks from our church getting the demolition going. Had to tear out all flooring on 1st floor, most flooring on the second floor, stairs, sheet rock, insulation, etc.  Have to remove, repair, de-mold several cabinets (see photos below). HVAC duct replacement, other repairs, then get it all re-installed by contractors. Please pray for strength, encouragement, and resources for recovery!

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Entry Hall Coat Rack, All Done

The Entry Hall Coat Rack for our pastor's family - all finished, delivered, and in service!

Thanks to Woodsmith Magazine, issue 86, for design inspiration.

Thanks to the Lord for His sovereign grace. :)

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For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.   Hebrews 4:15-16  NKJV


Additions to the Shop

Ridgid Oscillating Belt/Spindle Sander - great for sanding/shaping curved and straight edges. Appears to be a newer upgraded version from their classic. It would have been really useful for the coat rack project, but it arrived a tad too late. More opportunities to come, I'm sure.

Rockler Material Mate Cart - Designed primarily to carry large pieces of sheet goods on edge easily, and this old man's back will appreciate that. I added a top and lower storage shelf to act as a horizontal work surface, and to stage the spindle sander when i use.

Grateful for these tools :)

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Entry Hall Coat Rack - Construction Complete

Entry Hall Coat Rack project for the W family - construction complete! :)

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Next up:

Final sanding & finishing, installing hooks, delivery and installation.

"Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."   Hebrews 4:14-16 NKJV

 


Entry Hall Coat Rack - Cubby Dividers, Molding

We made some more progress on the entry hall coat rack for the W family - made and installed cubby dividers and molding on the front and sides...

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Next up:

Complete the build by making and installing back pieces,

Stain and finish, install coat hooks.

:)

"Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."  Hebrews 4:11-13