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Rotating bookstand designed by Jefferson

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Project by Colin_Zimmerman posted 119 days ago 1018 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at this can be seen here … http://lumberjocks.com/projects/81901

Walnut all around with a lazy susan for rotation. My through tenons have gotten a lot better and these are some of my first dovetail joints.

I’m pretty excited about this build. I posted it to Etsy and someone already bought it! So excited.

Colin

-- "Never half ass two things, whole ass one thing" - Ron F*in Swanson





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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 119 days ago

Neat design were did you get the idea, Jefferson the president ???

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 119 days ago

very cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Colin_Zimmerman

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#3 posted 119 days ago

Thomas Jefferson the President designed it, and the original is on display at Monticello.

Roy Underhill did an episode a few years back. Here is a link to the PDF plans. http://www.woodwrightschool.com/downloadable-plans/Jefferson's%20Bookstand.pdf

-- "Never half ass two things, whole ass one thing" - Ron F*in Swanson

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Palliserwoodsman

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#4 posted 119 days ago

Sweet

-- Owen, Lethbridge, Alberta

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mcoyfrog

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#5 posted 118 days ago

Thanks for the info Colin, I’ll look deeper the link you gave doesn’t seem to work for me.

Just noticed your signature. Ron Swanson hee hee my libertarian hero

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB

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#6 posted 118 days ago

Ingenious. Reminds me of the dictionary stands you used to see in libraries.

-- Fr. Thomas, http://www.monkwerks.org

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#7 posted 112 days ago

Wonderful book stand! Beautiful walnut, great design and holds more than one book, no wonder it got sold right away. Great job!

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