(Now since we all understand the relationship between good deeds and punishment, I figure you'll relate when I mention that this is the part of the story where feature creep rears its ugly head.)
... she has a need to sometimes walk around the house and sometimes let her wheelchair do the walking. So the added requirement is that this bookstand be adjustable in height. Now I've scratched my head over this for a while, been to the library, DAGS (several actually), and have to admit that I'm stuck. The deal is that it's gotta be rigid and stable. And effortless (or at least easy) to move from one position to the other. And look like furniture. (That's *my* requirement.) I've thought of cantilevering/counterbalancing, coil springs, gas springs, scissors jack, screw lifts, but nothing feels *right*.
So I fling my plea to the farthest reaches of the wreck. Any ideas? I don't reject the above mentioned methods out of hand, but I just haven't figured out how to incorporate them into something that I want to look like it belongs in a living room or study.
The range of the movement is approx. 12 inches. It will only rest in the two extreme positions. The weight of the atlas is 8-10 lbs. Did I mention that it has to be rigid and stable?
Would it help if I posted pictures of the prototype on abpf/w?
Steve Stripling Huntsville, AL