Portable Potium

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Project by 1SGTBob posted 09-20-2010 04:20 PM 1526 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend o f mien is in Toast Masters and asked for a portable podium I made this several years ago and it is still in service today. After doing a bit of research this is what I came up with. It is made of ½ birch finished plywood with a walnut trim, it is 14” tall 16” wide and 22” long , the finish is a brushed on poly. He was very pleased with the finished product.

-- Bob "Every breath I take as a Free man was paid for with the blood of an American Soldier"

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 04:55 PM

That is pretty damn creative Top. All you 1stSGT like to preach so that is perfect. Great looking piece.

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 05:05 PM

Super cool. I have seen plenty of portable podiums, but none that folded up like a briefcase and became TRULY portable. Nice!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 05:12 PM

Well, sarge, you ought to be proud of this podium and I’m sure that he liked it very much. I’ll even bet that he delivered his speeches much better than he did before since this was much easier to tote around than the one that he had before. You have done your friend a wonderful favor and that is what friends are for so I commend you for that as well.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 05:21 PM

and here i was reading pottyum into the title !

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 09-20-2010 10:58 PM

Nice job! Looks really great!

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#6 posted 09-21-2010 04:53 AM


We really like the way you trimmed out the podium. My husband made one about 15 years ago which has seen considerable use. When he would record Bible studies and sermons at home, he would leave it set up in our living room on top of a sofa table. Ours is just 3/4” oak plywood and about the same size as yours, but we never thought to add the handle. Nice idea!

Thanks for sharing.


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#7 posted 09-21-2010 08:53 AM

That’s a very practical design and the fact its still in use after several years, it is no doubt, well built. Thanks for posting.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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