I saw a bookstand at a local museum carved from a single piece of mahogany.
It reminded me of the exercise for newbies, to make a pliers the same way.
I'm looking for information on how to make this bookstand. Can any one
help me out here?
Roy Underhill did an episode of the Woodwright's Shop where he carved
a bookstand from a single piece (also showed pliers, ball-in-wood, etc.
examples of whittling). IIRC, the basic ideas are covered in "Whittling
and Woodcarving" by E.J. Tangerman (all of my books are still in storage
until I find a job and can get a place of my own again... otherwise, I'd
go look it up directly). I expect many if not most books on whittling
would cover the subject to some extent.
Try an Islamic bookshop. This is a traditional pattern for a Koran
To make your own, the hardest part seems to be making the two deep
stopped resaws accurately. I didn't have much trouble with the hinge
itself. Mine was in lime (basswood), because I've got lots of it and
it's easier carving.
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