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Thread: Building the Ambo (lecturn, podium) - Final Picture

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    Building the Ambo (lecturn, podium) - Final Picture

    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. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	46148It will have the dove that Toni carved for me on the front after I bleach it. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	46145 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. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	46147 This will get me started. Here is a drawing of all the components that will go into the finished product. Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by Don Baer; 07-29-2010 at 12:42 AM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    you gonna use maple ply for the panels, or all solid woods?

    (wish you were closer, I got tons of 8/4 maple, the boat guy emptied his supply on me when he moved)

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    you gonna use maple ply for the panels, or all solid woods?

    (wish you were closer, I got tons of 8/4 maple, the boat guy emptied his supply on me when he moved)
    It'll all be solid wood Allen, Yea I wood take it off your hands in a hillbilley's heart beat. Also going to use some 12/4 on the altar.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    looking foward to seeing it come together. gonna be pretty heavy all solid maple.

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    This is gonna be great Don. I'll look forward to hitching along for the ride.
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    Looking forward to see it finished Don! as per the bleach, check this link, http://www.rustins.co.uk/ and look for wood bleach, I think that they have distributors in US, or you can buy it on line. (Don't know the price though)
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    Taking a break to cool off the shop temperature is 100. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	46160I got most of the wood cut to ruff size and planed I Edge join next and start the glue ups. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	46159The pile on the right is both side panels the center pile is the desk and the left pile is one of the two shelves.
    Last edited by Don Baer; 06-09-2010 at 08:56 PM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    I wouldn't be in the shop if it was that hot either!

    Looks like a nice days worth of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Taking a break to cool off the shop temperature is 100...
    But it's a dry heat, Don!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    But it's a dry heat, Don!
    That right so I'm sweating a dry swaet..
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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