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Project by themandan posted 172 days ago 688 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this kind of crappy Roubo inspired one piece book stand. for my sisters Christmas present

-- mesure once. cut twice.. or three times.. then smash it in with a hammer





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Rick M.

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#1 posted 172 days ago

Nothing crappy about it. Good job.

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#2 posted 172 days ago

Looks great to me that design presents a number of challenges, so I’d say you did a very nice job.

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 171 days ago

If you think this is crappy I would like to see one of your really bad projects!
There is nothing crappy about this book stand!

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Scott Shea

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#4 posted 169 days ago

So crappy…....

........And so good. I saw Roy Underhill make one of these on TWS out of just hand tools. I find the design and all fascinating.

Great job!

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 166 days ago

Very cool. I like it!! I’d like to see the sub assembly pics to see how it is assembled. This has applications for other items!!..............Jim

ps…........not crappy at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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rustythebailiff

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#6 posted 152 days ago

Jim, there are no assemblies involved in the Roubo bookstand. It is carved and cut from one piece of wood! The hinge is chiseled out, and the body is re-sawed from both ends until it opens up. You can see Roy Underhill demonstrate the process here http://video.pbs.org/video/2172468729/

The one made here is very good, it’s not an easy project

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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