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    Thomas Jefferson's Bookstand

    Or at least how I drew it in SketchUp. I've still got to do the plan and buy the wood but the hard part is done.

    click on the picture

    Design. Click. Build.
    Last edited by Dave Richards; 02-15-2010 at 06:09 PM.
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    Great looking.
    Is it inspired in the real one if any existed? I've seen somewhere plans for a travelling book stand copied from one which either Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson used I can't recall who and where I saw it, hence my question.
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    Toni, thank you.

    This is based on the original at Monticello and used by Thomas Jefferson.
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    Thanks a lot for the link Dave, now that I've seen the original I lounge to see yours done. Keep us posted on its evolution please.

    Have you decided what wood are you going to use?
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    Toni, I long to see it done as well.

    I think I would do it in mahogany if I can find some good stuff. Might have to make a trip to Kettle Moraine Hardwoods when I visit my brother next.
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    Dave, that was a project on the Woodwrights shop a while back. Always wanted to build one. Good luck and take notes, I might need them

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    Steve, I'll try. Maybe even progress photos.
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    Photos are good. You know how they get

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    Hey Dave, how are we doing on this?

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    thanks dave for the excellent tutorial on how to draw it if i ever get some free time i need to go back and play with sketchup more.. also if we could build things as fast as you draw them
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