|Project by Timbot||posted 07-11-2009 10:35 AM||1299 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This is my first foray into the world of woodworking. I was only able to load the pre-finished pictures, but it was eventually stained.It’s an incredibly simple design, relying on only glue and a hinged leg to support itself. It had to be set at a very specific angle, since it would be holding textbooks for note taking purposes. There were literally only three cuts on this piece, all of which were accomplished with a circular saw. The various rounded corners were all accomplished with a sanding block and some 120 grit sand paper. As for the radius on the bottom lip, it was actually an accident turned primary design element by my aggressive use with a random orbit sander. Now that I look at this project, it sort of looks like a bench hook doing an endo at high speed….... hm, go figure :). Incidentally, I actually made a mock up book stand out of some ancient ply I had lying around. I eventually cut this mock up in half, and now use these two book stands all over the shop!
-- Timbot, So Cal