Church Lectern - Sanding & Finishing

Some more progress on the church lectern project -

Lots (and lots) of final sanding with 180 grit.

Applied first coat of Tried and True Varnish Oil (polymerized linseed oil + resins). I like the look of this on the oak. :)

Planning to do a second coat of varnish oil, and possibly a coat of thinned down wiping varnish if I think it needs a bit more protection.

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Church Lectern - Top & Support

Continuing on the church lectern: making the top and its support piece.  That pretty much completes construction.  :)

Last up will be the final mega-sanding, finishing, and delivery.

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Cross Stitch Frames

I did a project for our daughter Hannah - a couple of frames for some old timey cross stitches she has.  One is made of red oak, the other soft maple. Some scrap purpleheart was used for miter splines. Finished with Tried and True Original (polymerized linseed oil and beeswax).

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Church Lectern, Scripture Engraving

A special feature of the church lectern is the Scripture verse engraving I will be placing on the top of the congregation-facing front side. I've chosen an excerpt from John 17:17, in which Jesus, while praying to His Father, makes a succinct but profound statement about God's word.

Not being a carver myself, I did some recon in the local area, and found out about another woodworker, Jamie Szulkowski, who lives in Stuarts Draft and owns a CNC. I reached out to him, and he agreed to carve the verse into the board for me. So I went to Jamie's house last evening, and he got his CNC all set up and running, and he did a great job doing the engraving. I think it looks really nice.

I appreciated his attention to detail, being willing to work with me to get the size and font bolded just right, and being enjoyable to work with. 😊

Btw, if anyone is interested in checking out his work, here is his contact info:
Jamie Szulkowski, Wild Country Designs
https://facebook.com/wildcountry
wildcountrydesigns@gmail.com
540-255-1474

Thanks, Jamie! 👍

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Cabinet Repair

Did a repair job for a church friend whose cabinet fell and broke in a few places.  Nothing that a bunch of glue, clamps, sanding, and the Lord's grace can't solve! (Our friend will be doing the re-painting.)

Cabinet front view
Cabinet front view
Cabinet front view

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Church Lectern, Case

Some more progress on the church lectern project...

Finished building the main case with frame and panels, shelves and dividers, and applied spindles and caps.

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Next steps are the drawer, the top, scripture panel, and finishing.

 


Church Lectern, Side Assemblies

I made some more progress on the church lectern: made rails with edge and back grooves and tenons; premium red oak ply side panels; and made the side assemblies.   :)

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