|Forum topic by meestro||posted 701 days ago||1309 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
701 days ago
Wow, what a title! I figured I’d be descriptive enough to give a good idea for what I’m working on here…I’ll attach a few reference photos to give an idea for what I’m after. Most of the structure itself is figured out, but a few major tips would be most appreciated…
The closest extant topic I could find was with the Jefferson Bookstand: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/10314
However, the rotating dowel mechanism seems to function on a base plate that doesn’t allow any table space, so to speak, below the stand.
I’ve seen these things up close, but being that it is in church, it’s not something I can really ‘inspect’, and I’m not familiar with anyone in particular who has built one. On top is the pitched book holders that have a shelf space of their own between the book holding slabs. There is a dowel running through the center, w/ a cross on top as a fenial.
Then there is some space for the dowel, before you reach the cabinet unit itself. The space between the top of the cabinet and the bottom of the rotating shelf also allows for more book space.
Then we get to the cabinet, which is typically hexagonal. Typically one or two sides act as a door to reach more shelving inside. Each corner typically has some rope edging. With the door, I’m assuming that the edging is cut at a 30degree pitch on the glue side, and only one side is glued to the door leaving the other open? Also, what kind of hinge would be best? Euro style? How does one leave space on the hinge side of the door so that the edging allows the door to open and not run into the next panel?
Also, my main concern is as to how to go about the rotating portion w/ the dowel. Is there a lazy susan underneath the ‘counter top’? I’d imagine this is a very old design that probably at least stems to the 12th or 13th century, if not earlier, and a modern lazy susan was not used. However, if concealed properly, I am not opposed to using modern techniques.
Thanks for any assistance you may lend!