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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 03-18-2011 06:52 AM 4884 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We all know Topamax Survivor. Please go back to his ( The Barn Treadle Table Saw On Chris Blog At Wood ) form topic.
I was so fascinated by that book stand which was made of one peice of timber that I decided to make it myself just to prove that its principle works. Here I am with my magical book stand or I may call it The Chisle Art.
Photo 2: How it was and the drawing I had to follow.
Photo 3: Chisled and sliced.
Photo 4: The magical moment when you open it.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 03-18-2011 07:06 AM

Good job Sam I’d seen Roy Underhill make this too.It’s a fun project.

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#2 posted 03-18-2011 07:10 AM

I saw Roy do it too. Good work Sam. If you and Roy both do it, it must work. I never dreamed I would be a inspiration to you, if only in an item of interest I found and posted ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 03-18-2011 02:26 PM

A nice rihal.

-- 温故知新

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 05:08 PM

Sam how you been buddy? Cool project, I must of missed this. Ill be looking at it today. I go to Topmaxsurvivor profiel and look for that. You have peaked my interest.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-18-2011 05:39 PM

Clever. I like it.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 09:17 PM

now I know you are just not talented but is very very skilled on a lathe
how did you made this bookstand on the lathe , its worthy a blog :—))

thank´s for sharing


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#7 posted 03-18-2011 11:04 PM

Clever indeed! Thanks Sam/Topa.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#8 posted 03-19-2011 05:05 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 03-19-2011 06:08 AM

Great job.
I have seen this as far back as Roubo.
Its tests your saw and chisel skills.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#10 posted 04-13-2011 03:40 PM

Thank you all for your comments.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 05-11-2011 06:29 AM

I am sick with envy. I hope I can become skilled enough to do this one day.

-- Lotidus

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