Lectern for Rental Business

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Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 06-27-2008 11:58 PM 1972 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My opportunity to make this lectern came about quite by accident. I was renting sound equipment for a meeting of managers of the company. Of course, being a good Scout, I was helping out. I lifted the sound companies lectern onto the stage by grabbing the top piece. I ripped that sucker right off!! I guarantee I don’t possess super human strength. I just have enough strength to defeat 4 finish nails. I asked the owner of the rental business if he wanted me to make some lecterns for him that wouldn’t fall apart at the sight of a guy in a white shirt and tie. He agreed.

I designed and built two of these lecterns. Each one only takes 1/2 sheet of oak veneered plywood, some scrape solid oak and two strips of oak moulding from “my local home center”. (I hate those terms)

The dental moulding look under the upper part is for attaching more microphones or lights and running the cables down the inside of the lectern and out. Makes for a more clean look and allows folks to attach their logo or message right on the front.

It’s kind of fun tuning into the news every once and a while and seeing your work being used at the opening of the new Toyota plant, civic event and news conference. Ego, you know? Us woodworkers, or LJ’s, love it.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 06-28-2008 01:50 AM

Yeah, that would be pretty cool to see my work on TV.

Good Job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 06-28-2008 03:39 PM

Hi Sam;

I’m with Todd. I guess we all have hat ego thing going on huh?

Well at least it’s incentive to out do ourselves and move on to the next level.

Good job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 06-29-2008 03:56 AM

Yea that would be cool. Good job.

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

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