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The Lectern was an old project of Dinnerbone's. It was meant to be a stand for books so you could easily read them. He was well on his way to creating it when he encountered problems and scrapped the idea. He stated in a Reddit AMA "I revisited them again recently and then scrapped them again. Something with them just doesn't feel right with me and I don't know what or why..."