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Project by childress posted 11-11-2010 06:58 PM 1365 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commission by Class 36 of Palomar College Paramedic Program. My brother just completed this course, and while during, he came to me asking to build a new podium for the classroom. I guess they had an old music stand or something in use that was horrible looking.

It is frame and panel construction with some pocket screw joinery. I know, I know, but I was in a time crunch, I didn’t even start on this thing until it was almost too late… Took about a week to put together and about another week to put the finish on.

It’s made from a little piece of birdseye maple (not much figure though) and some old growth air dried walnut. You can see this blog on the walnut. There is also a few pieces of maple ply being used as the shelves.

Everything is bookmatched, even the stiles and rails, and is finished with a homemade penetrating oil consisting of equal parts tung, poly, and MS. Atop of that is a couple coats of paste wax.

Last night was the graduation and presentation of this “gift” to the program. The instructors had no idea this was being made and saw it for the first time last night…

-- Childress Woodworks





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 11-11-2010 07:09 PM

Really a beautiful piece!

Class 36… Surely not year 1936… Probably Year #36?

On the left side, I see eyes and a long nose… a head…
... on the right side, I see an internal view… Lungs, etc., etc.

Beautiful!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 10:21 PM

VERY nice! Great job. A lasting and ever-present / visible gift … awesome!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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