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Project by CrazyCraftsman posted 03-10-2012 02:44 AM 5183 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a project I made awhile ago. I saw an article on it in Popular Woodworking. It’s the Roubo Folding Bookstand. The bookstand is made entirely from one piece of wood and is traditionally made from hand tools. I had never done a project with just handtools before and the ones I had weren’t that great so this was a challenge. I used my Japenese Ryoba saw to resaw the board. The chisels I used to make the hinge were very dull at the time, but in the end it turned out great!





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#1 posted 03-10-2012 04:19 AM

Looks great, bet you learned a lot

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 03-10-2012 05:48 AM

I’ve almost done this project twice now… Nice work.

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#3 posted 03-10-2012 06:32 AM

Outstanding! I want to do a scaled version for my ipad now! Thanks for posting!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 03-10-2012 07:30 AM

Very impressive. Well done.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#5 posted 03-10-2012 08:44 AM

Very nice, need to make one for Blondie for her cook books.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 10:05 AM

Well done! For a first hand tool project you did great!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 03-10-2012 11:26 AM

Nice job. Bet you are happy that you worked through it. It is ineresting. Like mdmccat, I’ve almost done this several times. Gotta get busy and try it. Thanks for sharing.

Ken

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#8 posted 03-10-2012 02:02 PM

Nice job, true craftsmanship using only hand tools.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 03-10-2012 04:02 PM

Looks great! I have that same saw and absolutely love it.

-- I never finish anyth

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CrazyCraftsman

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#10 posted 03-10-2012 07:43 PM

Yeah I know. the saw is the best!
It really did a good job for the project!

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#11 posted 03-11-2012 04:27 AM

Soooooo when do I get mine?? Oh favorite little brother ;)

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#12 posted 03-15-2012 09:12 PM

Great stand. Well done!!........Jim

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

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