The Misner Book Stand – Part 1

As I stated in my last post before I commence work on my variant of the Waldo chair, I have a couple of commissions to finish. The first will be another adjustable book stand in mahogany, similar to my last. This stand is for author/writer Candace Bailly. Please take the time to visit her website at Candace commissioned the book stand as a gift for her brother and sister-in-law, Ivan and Beth Misner. So, let’s get started on the Misner Book Stand.

Having selected, joined, and smoothed the perfect piece of mahogany, I laid out the eight parts of the book stand in chalk.


The parts were ripped free in a matter of minutes with the help of my trusty old 7-point rip saw. I love this saw. I rescued it from a thrift store over twenty years ago. The elm handle adds to its weight, helping it tear through wood with the greatest of ease, cutting straight and square every time!


After a bit of carving and coping-saw work, I had completed part one of seven.


It was then off to the spring-pole lathe to turn the crosspieces. I sure hope I can do that again. LOL!


With the shorter days, shop time is at a premium, but I think I’m making progress. More coming, stay tuned!

9 thoughts on “The Misner Book Stand – Part 1

  1. Brit

    I couldn’t agree more that a rip saw always comes through! Definitely my favorite tool. Your carvings are beautiful, thank you for sharing your progress!

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