|Project by ChuckM||posted 08-11-2013 11:07 PM||2362 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Made this mini folding stand prototype to get myself familiar with the process before building my full-sized bookstand which will have some decorative edge profiles.
This kind of stand is good for books, laptops, small devices, etc. and is good to bring along when you travel.
1) Use chopping chisels (30-degree bevel)
2) Try softwood if you are not familiar with chiseling bevels or using handsaws
3) Start small before trying a large stand.
What you’ll need:
Combination square, steel rule, pencil, chisels, mallet, fret saw, handsaw, drill and bit, card scrapers, apron plane (to ease edges), scrap wood, and a morning or an afternoon (about 3 to 5 hours, depending on your sawing and chiseling efficiency and the number of hinges you need to cut).
1) February 2011 PWM—Traditional, by hand method
2) http://tinyurl.com/m3fhvb5—Simplified approach
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