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Project by spunwood posted 07-03-2013 02:44 PM 1736 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not much to say. I have been so busy this is the only finished project in almost a year. I used Walnut and some form of fancy Maple someone gave me.


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#1 posted 07-03-2013 03:36 PM

Very nice job—interesting design, I like it.

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#2 posted 07-03-2013 06:07 PM

Very interesting piece. Your design?

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#3 posted 07-03-2013 11:15 PM

Brandon, that is indeed clever to have adjustable page holders like that. Would be great on a music stand too! The cutouts in the braces…do they have a use other than just decoration? And how do you plan to use it? It’s a pretty combination of woods.

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#4 posted 07-03-2013 11:54 PM

Well, I am going to use it to hold a book while I type. I may make another if/when I become the librarian at the college where I work.

The pegs & holes are not an original idea. I found them through a Google search.

The mortise and tenon & cutouts in the braces are my design and just for decoration.

Thanks guys. I was happy this one.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 07-04-2013 01:44 AM

Very nice project…looks grate and is practical…well done.

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#6 posted 07-04-2013 02:24 AM

Brandon, Great to see a ya. Very nice wood choices and I too like the adjustable peg system. Hope all is well.


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#7 posted 07-04-2013 10:50 AM

Well done Brandon, I just saw something similar in cast iron and thought that it would make a great woodworking project. I really like the maple and walnut wood combination.

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#8 posted 07-04-2013 01:22 PM

Nice project. Nice wood combos as well

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#9 posted 07-08-2013 01:27 PM

It’s a fine looking book stand. Like the design especially the adjustable pegs and great wood combo. This will be a hit in libraries. Great job!


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