It is nice to start making some progress on the pulpit.
Its easy for me to get sidetracked and lose interest in a project, especially when I am unsure about how to do a certain procedure. There are many ways to accomplish a woodworking project, probably as may different ways as there are woodworkers. I guess my big slow down was that I was unsure how I wanted to go about making the arches and the corner details. I like to have a picture in my mind before I start but, sometimes coming up with that picture is difficult. I knew what I wanted the panels to look like when finished but I didn't have a plan on how I was going to reach that destination. I had a direction to go, I just needed to get going! Well I figured out how to get the details done, with decent results, at least one that I am satisfied with and now I am getting ready to join the panels to make the body of the pulpit.
Here are the panels with the arches, corner arches and trim. I still have some cleanup work to do on the corner arches but that will be towards the end before the final assembly. If you click on the pictures you will get a large picture that shows a lot more of the details and you will see what I mean about cleaning the corners up.
Here they are all marked up so I don't make a mistake and cut them on the wrong side, or the angle going the opposite direction.
Next is final width and joining them!