Slowly I am coming around to almost liking some walnut…how’s that for a qualifying statement? Much of the stock I had last year was excellent quality – straight grain and clear. Around the shop I have been making boxes and boxes from it, practicing dovetails.
But one task that I really like it for is turned work. So I sawed out some blanks and made another book stand recently. Here’s a post about these creatures http://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/turned-book-stand/
Since that post I have seen another 17th-century example; essentially a joined & carved version. I am making some of that style for a magazine article soon…I’ll show it here on the blog after the article runs.
This walnut one is for sale. Price is $150 plus shipping. Email me if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Overall height is roughly 18″ ; width is about 14 1/2″ – depth around 15″.
The last walnut one didn’t hang around long, though.
Here’s a view of the mechanism