|Project by hairy||posted 08-31-2011 04:11 PM||1358 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
I got to thinking about making these a while back during dinner at Outback Steakhouse. They use holders like these for drinks or dessert menus or something.
I posted a question concerning building these. I’m one of those guys that is braindead about angles. I also have tunnelvision. I get locked onto an idea, and need a way out at times. Thanks, Viktor!
I was in trouble trying to figure out the angle to cut the bottom. Angles and math are tough for me. Then I realized that if the sides were the same length, I had to be close.
In the end, I got a new bandsaw blade (Carter 1/2” x 3tpi- awesome!) and did the rest with handtools. I’ll think more about jigs if I make more. I want to see how these go over first.
My starting point was the paper, I could make the wood fit it. These are Avery post cards, 4 and 1/4” x 5 and 1/2”. Then making the menus fit the paper. And laminating them. Lots of ways to screw it up, and I found most of them. I’m not finished with all the menus yet, I’m still adding more.
They seem to function very well. It’s a good angle for viewing when cooking. When you want the next page, turn it over and flip the holder around to the other side.
Mahogany 5 and 3/4” x 7 and 3/4” wipe on poly finish.
I had a little piece of walnut. I thought I saw a penguin in it. He’s got a beerbelly, Sasquatch’s feet and a funny looking head. My kinda guy! 4 and 1/2 ” tall, spray lacquer finish
-- stay thirsty my friends...