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Re: [MedievalSawdust] Middle Eastern tray tables?

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  • Bruce S. R. Lee
    Apart from the type that Mahee has generously offered to sketch us ;-), there are the hexagonal prism type & the Book stand type. The hexagonal ones are
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 8, 2005
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      Apart from the type that Mahee has generously offered to sketch us ;-),
      there are the 'hexagonal prism' type & the 'Book stand' type.

      The hexagonal ones are pretty simple - 6 panels with chamfered edges that
      hinge alternately on inside & outside edges with small cutouts at the
      bottom to give feet and a hook & eye on the open edge.

      The 'bookstand' type are an 'X' shape of 2 boards with a central
      self-hinge. There are several ways of making them, the 'best' is to carve
      them out of one plank of wood, sawing in from each end nearly to the
      middle, then carving the interlaced hinge from the center piece. If you go
      to a few of the Eastern Imports type stores they should have some to look
      at, or lookup 'Koran stand' . Thanks to the miracle of modern glues (much
      discussed lately) you can make one of these by glueing up the leaves so
      they interlock - of course they don't fold as flat, but they are much
      quicker to build - you can even make them like the 'Stargazer' aka
      'Viking' X chair that comes apart.

      regards
      Brusi
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