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Roubo iPad Stand

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Project by Snakeye posted 04-14-2012 04:42 PM 2680 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw the Roubo Bookstand and wanted to build it. My wife’s birthday was upcoming, so I decided to use her birthday as an excuse to build it (as her birthday present). The only problem is: my wife doesn’t like to read books. So… I still built it for her birthday… only she also got an iPad 2 thrown in with it for her birthday present. I guess its an expensive way to make it useful to her, but hey, I got to build it and I have an extremely happy wife that likes to use it with her new iPad 2.

All in all, it took me about 6 hours to build and finish it (almost entirely using handtools). It’s made from one piece of mahogany 15” x 7.5” x 3/4”. I tried to keep the hinge round; I didn’t like the way the straight 45 degree hinges looked. I finished it with a coat of Teak Oil. Thanks to Roy Underhill (the Roubo Bookstand was a recent episode of the Woodwright’s Shop) for the inspiration.





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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 04:54 PM

Now that is cool. Beautiful wood grain. What’s not to be happy about. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 09:04 PM

Yes, very cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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hhhopks

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 11:24 AM

Roubo must of known. One of these day, the Ipod will be out and needed a stand.
I guess the the Ipod is about 200 years late.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 05:35 AM

Looks awesome, I think you need to upgrade your opinion of your skill level. The attention to detail I’ve seen in your workbench and in this project are really impressive, I have been at this only a little while myself but I haven’t attempted anything as daunting as your workbench and I don’t think I have the patience to hand chisel hinges, I barely have the patience to install metal hinges.

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 02:33 PM

Great looking stand! Love the mahogany. You really should do a blog about how you made this one, I’m sure lots of people would love it!

-- Dennis, WV

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Philip

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 05:53 PM

I saw the episode and was amazed at how this comes together and works. Well done.

-- I never finish anyth

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 07:01 PM

Roubo would be proud. Probably confused at what is on it, but proud.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 11-13-2014 03:09 PM

Divine! with hand tools it is a great outcome

-- shuja

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