Conductor's Podium - III

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Project by Cindy Braunheim posted 08-23-2012 02:18 PM 4724 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third podium I have built, second commissioned work – done early last year, 2011. Similar materials as #2, Khuya and Bubinga and similar style, although the curves are slightly different and I added a faint profile to the edges of the base. The two big differences are in the logo and the customer requested a transport wheel so the podium could be wheeled instead of carried.

The logo is not really a logo, it’s the name of the organization in text form. The letters are carved from Bloodwood and set on Maple. I used my bench-top band saw with an 1/8” blade for the majority and then cleaned them up with small files and sandpaper. Turned out pretty well and I think it was my favorite part of the project, too.

The transport wheel was a different beast – tricky, but doable. The axel is a through-bolt mounted to the top, the wheel is a narrow 5” dia. urathane number I picked up from McLendon’s, all held together with a cotter pin and lock-nut.

-- Cindy in Seattle,

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 07:01 PM

Nice work on that podium and the others too that I viewed. It is nice to get commissioned jobs.

The wheel is nice touch so it does not have to be carried for the full weight,,Very Nice!!!........Jim

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

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Cindy Braunheim

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#2 posted 08-25-2012 04:45 PM

Thank you so much – I really enjoyed making the text – it took a lot of time, but the end result was well worth it!


-- Cindy in Seattle,

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