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Podium with Reversable Top

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-26-2019 02:45 PM 786 views 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our pastor requested 2 podiums for the new church to be used in the vestibule and the family center. Instead I made this one, with casters and brakes on it so it could be used in the 2 places where he wanted one. I made this one in walnut to match the pews inside the church. The first time it will be used is Wednesday for a funeral for a old friend of mine.

I made the top reversible so it can by used by a person behind it or in front of it. It has 2 3/8” dowels and 4- 1/4-20 studs to locate and hold down the top. The brakes are rubber feet that you screw down to the floor to keep it in place. It has three shelves in the back for storage. They are 1/2” maple plywood with a solid walnut bull nose

It is 22” wide and 18” deep and 41” to the corner of the low side of the top. That was the design bogie.

It is finished with satin Polyurethane.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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lew

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#1 posted 08-26-2019 02:49 PM

That’s beautiful, Jim.

I really like the idea of the reversible top. I hope your friend will be smiling down on the service when he sees what you made.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 08-26-2019 02:56 PM

Simple eloquence Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Ivan

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#3 posted 08-26-2019 03:43 PM

Very snart concept! You will be very well rewarded on ’’ another world’’ in’ ‘Father’ s house’‘

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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therealSteveN

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#4 posted 08-26-2019 04:35 PM

Nice job Jim. Twin use on anything is a deal, and as Ivan pointed out, you’ve scored bonus points with the guy watching out for your eternal soul, both on Earth, and in Heaven. This job is just full of twin bills.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Jerry

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 05:19 PM

That’s pretty amazing. Beautiful and I really like the levelers.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 08-26-2019 07:45 PM

Very COOL design, Jim!

Sounds like the Pastor is going to get One for Two…

G R E A T !

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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kiwilynne

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 08:09 PM

Awesome design, Jim. Great job!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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anthm27

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#8 posted 08-26-2019 11:21 PM

nice one Jim, Id refer a wine rack over a podium though.
Just joking, superb workmanship.
Kind Regard
Anthony

-- To be a true artist one must stick to their own thought process

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-26-2019 11:26 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I’m glad it is finished because it tied up my little shop for 2 weeks.

I like to keep the padre happy!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bob Collins

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#10 posted 08-26-2019 11:32 PM

Beautiful work Jim, I reckon the big fellow would come down from above and do a sermon from your podium. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 08-27-2019 02:12 AM

That podium looks professional made. It belongs there. Great work Jim. Good idea with the casters, 2 birds with one stone.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 08-27-2019 10:53 AM

Thanks Bob and Dave.
I had about 10 boards left from 500 board feet of walnut I bought 30 years ago and thought I would never have a use for it. God works in strange ways and gave me that reason to use it!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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swirt

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#13 posted 08-27-2019 12:57 PM

Clever features on that. Looks great too.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 08-27-2019 02:17 PM

Thanks Steve….............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ANATOLII MATIASHCHUK

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#15 posted 08-27-2019 03:10 PM

Очень красиво сделано.

-- Anatolii UKRAINE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuV0Qghalv8QkgY8XJPkSg

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