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A short while back I had said I would post a few pics of the "Shop Pulpit" i made for down in my woodshop. If I recall, it was for that blind Alaskan BigJim . Any hoooo
I did some picturing taking this morning for another thread and took a few of the pulpit.

The Idea is not original I'm sure. None the less it has turned out to be just a great addon in the short time I've had it. The elevated reading platform allows for some easy viewing. No more bending over to read the fine print, The pages stay put and the magazine, book etc. stay up and out of the way of things. The top flips open for storing of larger items, books, magazines etc. fit nicely. The designs on the top is nothing more than an attempt play with geometic marquetry that I read in a magazine a few months back. Its actually quite interesting and the patterns have an incredible 3D effect. All three designs use the exact same shape and wood veneer. Just altered the stain and/or amount of stain used. I'm definately going to pursue this type of work. The pictures don't do the designs justice!!!

Construction is simple and straight forward. Birch plywood carcass, walnut trim and drawer fronts. Maple drawer sides and back. The drawer pulls are walnut with quilted maple fronts. Everything used was leftovers from other projects.

Storage was a big consideration. I wanted to be able to keep things like pencils/pens/markers, french curves/triangles/compasses etc. all in one location. I'm already thinking of making a larger version (more drawers).

the pulpit is mounted on a 12" lazy susan which works out great. Just pivor the thing left or right as needed to get a quick glance of whatever I want to see. I've been looking for a smallish light to mount on the top and I'll be set.

The lid hinge is a simple shopmade wooden hinge. Walnut with a dowel as a pivot.
Jerry if your out there, this is what I had in mind for your bread box...

hope yunz like it..

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Very nice job!
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Bill , You've got skills
That looks great, I probably shouldn't ask but how long did it take to do it, simply beautiful.
Thanks for sharing it.
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Always appreciate the kind words guys, thank you....

as for how long...total time was probably one good long 3 day weekend if I didn't tend to fart around so much inbetween doing this and working on that. I can't seem to just have one project going at one time. *L*

The dovetails were done on a PC 4216 jig using the miniature dovetail template. First time i've used this particular jig and have to say it does a darn nice job. Once you get the setup down, its wham bam for half blinds anyways.

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Very very nice Bill. You do wonderful work.
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Thank you John

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Great job, Bill

Almost too nice for the work shop. - would not be out of place in the library.

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Very nice job there, Bill.. Now I'm going to have to take back half of the bad things I've been saying about ya..

Whatcha saying, jw... The library?? Is that right next to "the throne"?

Speaking of thrones... is that a Playboy I see under the lid? <g>

As my buddy likes to say... "It's all good..." <S>

Nice work, Bill!!!

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Thank You James!!! much appreciated..

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BigJim ,,, Just half? ONLY half? gheez, i was kinda thinking maybe 9/16ths, maybe even 5/8ths. but just HALF?

I guess I'll just have to step it up....

Its all good brother, it alllllllll good!!

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Very nice job there, Bill.. Now I'm going to have to take back half of the bad things I've been saying about ya..

Whatcha saying, jw... The library?? Is that right next to "the throne"?

Speaking of thrones... is that a Playboy I see under the lid? <g>

As my buddy likes to say... "It's all good..." <S>

Nice work, Bill!!!

"..... limited only by imagination"

"Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"
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