|Project by rjb37||posted 02-11-2014 11:59 PM||1086 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
My wife’s hobby is genealogy and she needs to take pictures of old books, maps, census records, etc. The price of these things on line led my wife asking me to make her one and this is want I came up with.
It’s somewhat portable and will break down into 3 parts for stowing. It’s made out of scraps I had left over from over projects. I used white oak, cherry, poplar,pine and a piece of red oak plywood.
The plywood has a pin in it that mates with a hole in the vertical post that stops the outboard edge of the plywood from seesawing off the base.
The cradle that moves up and down was made to fit my wife’s camera phone and the height is based on the largest book that she thought she would need to take a picture of.
I finished it with 2 coats of wipe on poly.
-- accidental woodworker