Dyami Plotke

I bought some Walnut.

Everything else is in my head. I’m planning (hoping) to turn the pile of walnut into a book stand. I want it to hold a book open at 60 degrees. I also would like to incorporate a bit of sheet metal into the design. It would be my preference to laminate the metal to MDF, but I shall yield to the rules and either use the metal as a panel in a frame & panel or I’ll laminate it to some eco plywood. I had planned to support the book holding surface with a simple skirt, though I’m now thinking, maybe an arm of some sort. Time will tell. Now, off to sketch.

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As I’m assuming many of us are, I’m cutting it very close with finishing my build on time. As of this writing I have finished the assembly and the pre-finishing prep. All that remains is to apply multiple coats of shellac as a finish.

It was my plan to apply the finish tonight & tomorrow morning.

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