|Project by Cindy Braunheim||posted 08-23-2012 02:18 PM||3012 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
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, http://visionationwoodworking.com