Well since they've finaly set a date for completion of the church I need to get busy finishing up the rest of the furniture for the commision. I have completed the chairs and table next I'll build the Ambo or as most know it the podium. I'll build it to look like this. It will have the dove that Toni carved for me on the front after I bleach it. I am having trouble getting ahold of the sodium hydroxide to use for the bleaching, seems that it is an ingrediant used in meth labs and is now a controled chemical. I picked up 20 bd ft of hard maple today, I still need to go back and pick up another ten when they get there shipment in later this week, they were all out of 8/4, said someone took it all this morning before I got there. This will get me started. Here is a drawing of all the components that will go into the finished product.