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 https://candyh2o.com/. 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!