The top tool is an Easy Cutter Ultimate, perfect for cutting strip wood, and with a built in mitre box for a variety of angles. VERY useful!
Then there's a lovely Razor Saw David got me from Lee Valley Tools yesterday. Thanks, darling!
First of all I cut the sides from boxwood, and the bottom and back from balsa. The angle turned out to be about 60 degrees. It could certainly have been less steep :)
I added a bass wood top and for the fiddle at the bottom (the part that stops the book from sliding off) I used some gorgeous 1/12 scale laser-cut gingerbread.
I made a stand from square balsa stock and popsicle sticks -- here's one of the two supports gluing up in my jig. I may make a prettier stand later, but this will do for now.
Here's the stand before sanding and finishing: I added some trim around the sides and drilled some decorative holes.
And here it is with the book I want to display on it -- Les tres riches heures.
And here's the finished lectern, painted and varnished, posed next to some of our books :)