Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Celena's Cookbook Stand

The first neander project I tried after the ledgendary "St. Roy Encounter" (see The Whole Story In Three Pictures post) was the book stand from one board. I followed the guidelines from a handout, and tried to remember the hints he had added during the demonstration. Results were exciting but not exactly great. It sat in the shop doing various light duty work: "Now where am I going to sit this screwdriver/photo/sandwich where it won't disapear in the next 5 seconds? Ah-ha! You there..."

Sometime later I decided to give it another go using some sassafrass that I had picked up somewhere. Results were much better.

Here's a shot of the two iterations:




It was nice, visible, evidence of actual progress in my skills. It had been about one year and I had obvioulsy gotten better at a lot of stuff such as layout (I actually had a marking gauge by this time - shop made no less :), sawing (and saw sharpening), paring with a chisel, and some basic (real basic) chip carving. Plus, Celena really seems to enjoy it.

Finally, here's another couple of shots - at work (What? Doesn't everyone read Joy of Cooking in their shop?), and at rest:






8 comments:

  1. Hello i was just wondering how you got the piece to stay up on the wall without the top part falling down?

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    1. Anon - it's simple really - the top front can't fold out forward without the bottom back folding away (they are one piece) - which it can't do because of the wall. Thanks for commenting!

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  2. Thanks Dan, I hope to make a similar piece in school. (Greetings from Ireland( xx

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for commenting! Good luck with your book stand!

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  3. is your full name dan devery i know a dude called that??

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  4. do you have plans for this piece so that i can make it

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    1. Anon - Mine is based on Roy Underhill's. You should go over to his school site and click on the "downloadable plans" link in the right-hand menu. The book stand is the second project in the list.

      The Woodwright's School

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