Re: [medievalsawdust] Book, and interesting item...
- Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart wrote:
>That was one of the subjects for one of his woodworking shows
> --- Joseph Hayes <von_landstuhl@...> wrote:
> > --- Michael Suggs <chayka@...> wrote:
> > > Also while visiting Lands Afar, I found (and
> > purchased)
> > > an interesting little wooden thing... Something
> > *very*
> > > similar is depicted in period Persian/Islamic
> > lacquer
> > > art. It's a small stand for holding a Koran (or
> > other
> > > book--in one picture, it's holding a teacher's
> > book
> > > as he lectures to his students). It's made of a
> > single
> > > piece of wood, rather cunningly carved, so that it
> > opens
> > > up into an X (similar to the ubiquitous
> > camp-chairs)...
> > > I'll try to get a photo posted this week, and will
> > > post to the list when I do. An interesting
> > woodworking
> > > challenge...
> > There's one pictured between the title page and the
> > table of contents
> > in Victor Chinnery's "Oak Furniture: The British
> > Tradition." It's
> > dated to the early seventeen century.
> > Ulrich
> one of Roy Underhill's books talks
> about how to make them.
about three years back. I don't recall that one still being for
sale though. The tricky bit is sawing the hinges accurately.
X-Acto makes a very fine small pointed straight saw-blade about
two inches long on the cutting edge. Of course you have to figure
out the height you want it to sit and set your hinge angles.
> and mentions that it's the same principle
> as those little wooden pilers that turn
> up at woddcarving shows...
> Baron Conal O'hAirt / Jim Hart
> Aude Aliquid Dignum
> ' Dare Something Worthy '