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Thread: A lectern and it's carry bag

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    My wife is very active in a number of women's organizations and is an officer in many of them. She asked me to make her a portable lectern and a means of carrying it so that she could take it with her to the various venues that these meetings happen. What I came up with was a collapsable pine lectern, pine is very light weight, and made a bag to fit. The two support pieces on either side are hinged to the front, and swing out, and the top is put in place and locks onto the base supports by fitting them into channels on the underside of the top. The bag is padded and compartmented with diamond quilted cotton canvas. Problem solved.
    John

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    WOW!~ Great job! and great idea! You could sell these! Lucky wife! :)

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    What a Fantastic idea & work you have done to fashion this for your wife!! :thumbup: She must be so proud. Thank you for sharing with all of us!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Very clever. Love that it collapses into its own bag. Nice work.

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    cool idea.

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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice.

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    Sorry,what is it?What do you use it for?.Connie in CO

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    :)

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    Sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Sorry,what is it?What do you use it for?.Connie in CO
    Someone who is giving a lecture can place notes on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra Henderson
    WOW!~ Great job! and great idea! You could sell these! Lucky wife! :)
    What a great idea! I agree with Sandra. I bet you could sell them. How heavy is the whole package when the lectern is put in the bag?

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    I can think of lots of times I'd like to have had one of those! Good design!

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    Wow! You sure are handy! What a neat idea.

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    fantastic! How much does it cost? If I were fixed I wonder if I could do stuff like that!

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    Wow! That is very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Sorry,what is it?What do you use it for?.Connie in CO
    It is called a lectern. It is used to hold the copy of the text that you are using when speaking before a group. The portability gives you the option of taking it with you to any venue, and having the copy you are reading close enough to see clearly and not have to bob your head down to the table top while glancing at the copy. I hope that is a clear enough explanation.

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    Thank you John,that answered my question.Connie in CO

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    Great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMotyl
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra Henderson
    WOW!~ Great job! and great idea! You could sell these! Lucky wife! :)
    What a great idea! I agree with Sandra. I bet you could sell them. How heavy is the whole package when the lectern is put in the bag?
    Probably between 5-10 lbs tops. The pine is a very light wood, and so the whole pkg is easily handled. that was one of the requirements. You just have to be a bit circumspect in your handling of it, No tossing the whole thing in the back of a pick-up truck.
    :lol:
    John

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    Very cool!!

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    neat idea and great job

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    Smart! Your wife undoubtedly loves it!

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    Nice.

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