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
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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..