|Project by Don||posted 12-19-2014 11:08 PM||2870 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
A close friend of mine is working on his Doctorate which, as you would imagine, requires a lot of research. At times his desk looks like an explosion in a library.
He came across a “YouTube” item on the Net about the historic Thomas Jefferson Bookstand which holds up to five books and revolves on a “Lazy Susan”. He asked me to make him one. He turns 60 Christmas eve, so I plan to give it to him then.
I’ve not been very active in my shop recently due to health reasons. But I agreed to see what I could do. While it looks rather simple, it is a fairly complex project. I modified it somewhat particularly when it comes to the ten mortise and tenon joints; rather, I used my DowelMax jig using butt joints strengthened with dowels. The wood is stained pine, again chosen for simplicity and ready availability.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/