Roubo book stand

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Project by themandan posted 03-09-2014 02:12 AM 1992 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this kind of crappy Roubo inspired one piece book stand. for my sisters Christmas present

-- mesure once. cut twice.. or three times.. then smash it in with a hammer

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 08:41 AM

Nothing crappy about it. Good job.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 01:53 PM

Looks great to me that design presents a number of challenges, so I’d say you did a very nice job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 04:33 PM

If you think this is crappy I would like to see one of your really bad projects!
There is nothing crappy about this book stand!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 04:43 AM

So crappy…....

........And so good. I saw Roy Underhill make one of these on TWS out of just hand tools. I find the design and all fascinating.

Great job!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 05:43 PM

Very cool. I like it!! I’d like to see the sub assembly pics to see how it is assembled. This has applications for other items!!..............Jim

ps…........not crappy at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 02:17 AM

Jim, there are no assemblies involved in the Roubo bookstand. It is carved and cut from one piece of wood! The hinge is chiseled out, and the body is re-sawed from both ends until it opens up. You can see Roy Underhill demonstrate the process here

The one made here is very good, it’s not an easy project

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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