Snips and snails cookbook/tablet stand

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Project by Ryan Sandler posted 06-05-2017 12:04 AM 714 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this cookbook/tablet stand, made from a mix of woods, all from scraps or reclaimed firewood. I think the base is cherry—it came off the firewood pile so I’m not entirely sure. Flattened top and bottom with my planer (and sled), but left the sides as is, just hitting them with sandpaper up to 150 grit. Uprights are maple, left over from my hammered dulcimer project. The slats, from top to bottom, are walnut, padauk, and plum. These originated from, respectively, a piece of firewood, a scrap from my end table, and a bug-eaten tree carcass my neighbor gave me. The page rests are mahogany, left over from my butcher block cutting board project.

Finished with 4 coats of satin spray-on lacquer.

Setting the uprights into the base with an angled mortise was a challenge, and I’m inordinately pleased that it worked out, with matching angles and everything!

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#1 posted 06-05-2017 11:57 AM

Great idea. Nice work on the stand. It makes it easy to read while making the recipe!!
Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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