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Project by Gary posted 1144 days ago 1656 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My darling wife called me from work and told me she needed a podium. It was to be done fast and free. FREE!! Even the wood came from my pocket. Oh well.. She is the assistant director of the local nursing home and needs it for conducting classes. The pictures are poor…again, cell phones. It is made from Red Oak with a little Zebra used as trim. I wanted to make the top wider than it is but, also wanted to use solid wood. All I had was 5/4 and had to be planed. Since my planer is 13”, I had to trim it down. To give it a little more size, I trimmed it with the zebra. Used Tung for a finish.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#1 posted 1144 days ago

keep them happy

at whatever cost lol

nice podium

-- 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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#2 posted 1144 days ago

It looks good and sturdy. The Zebra wood really sets off the top.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 1144 days ago

hey there gary, glad to see you got off that busg hog and made some saw dust…lol…you did a great job here…as said the zebra looks real good, i like you made it so its adjustable…im sure your wife loves it..good job..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 1144 days ago

Yes I agree keep them as happy as you can. Your stand looks grand….... I love it. Great work there.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#5 posted 1143 days ago

Good stuff Gary! Looks like a fine podium to me. Looks like you definitely got you some brownie points for this work.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 1142 days ago

Very nice!! BTW, is the tilt angle fixed or adjustable? If adjustable, can you show a pic of how you chose to do it?


-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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