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Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 29 Mar 2020, 18:07

Spent the afternoon drawing some potential book stand for DIL friend.

I am not creative and think like an accountant in square boxes.

The book stand

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However ...................

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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Malc2098 » 29 Mar 2020, 20:37

Where are you going to get a dachshund that thin?! :D
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby StevieB » 29 Mar 2020, 22:53

Make it 18mm thick and you can use ready planed timber.....
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 30 Mar 2020, 07:32

Malc2098 wrote:Where are you going to get a dachshund that thin?! :D


True!
Being in lock-down I am afraid the 8Kg I lost is slowly finding it's way back. :(


If I had a bandsaw I would have tried a 3D dog.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 30 Mar 2020, 07:40

StevieB wrote:Make it 18mm thick and you can use ready planed timber.....



The SA Pine-crap is already planed to 20mm, it is shelving timber.
I could stick it through the TP and take it down to 15mm, would look less 'chunky'.


I will present 2 alternatives to DIL

1. Pine all round, stained, dog slightly darker, and then sealed with a PU sealer.

2. 12mm MDF for the stand and the dog in 20mm Pine. The dog will be stained darker and sealed with PU sealer. The MDF I will seal with a 50/50 Gorilla and water. I can then spray it with what ever colour or she can do the finishing. DIL is very arty-crafty and does excellent decoupage.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby max power » 04 Apr 2020, 18:52

I'd find some decent hardwood Phil, the end result will be so much nicer.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 05 Apr 2020, 13:55

Max, this will probably be a non-paying exercise, so the cost sits with me.

I agree, would look great in some Oak or Mahogany.

Might just do one out of scrap MDF and the see if the proportions look ok.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby max power » 05 Apr 2020, 14:43

Good idea Phil, I just noticed it was for your daughter in laws friend, so mdf is the way to go
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 23 May 2020, 19:22

I have progressed on this, still want to do a write up.

HOWEVER, disaster struck this afternoon.

I was painting the second coat of acrylic, bumped the table and the back end of the stand-dog fell onto the floor.
The dings in the corner are easy to deal with but the tail has a nasty crack.

I packed up as I was on my to losing my temper and would have destroyed the whole lot. :( :( :( :(


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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Malc2098 » 23 May 2020, 21:50

Phil, I had a dog once with a bent tail, a car it him. The vets kept the tail rather than amputate.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Pinch » 24 May 2020, 08:04

It sounds like you were about to have a John Cleese moment, only with a hammer. :lol:

Interesting little project Phil. 8-)
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Andyp » 24 May 2020, 12:35

is it worth snapping it off altogether. Reglue, fill, sand and paint.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 24 May 2020, 14:29

Malc2098 wrote:Phil, I had a dog once with a bent tail, a car it him. The vets kept the tail rather than amputate.


Thanks Malc.

"Tail or not to tail" that is the big question :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 24 May 2020, 14:30

Pinch wrote:It sounds like you were about to have a John Cleese moment, only with a hammer. :lol:

Interesting little project Phil. 8-)


It was Paul, very interesting, until the mishap. :(
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 24 May 2020, 14:41

Andyp wrote:is it worth snapping it off altogether. Reglue, fill, sand and paint.



I gave that some consideration yesterday (4lb hammer :twisted: :twisted: ), will leave it for a couple of days till I cool off and see if it can be saved or binned.

The second alternative is re-doing it in Pine.
I used up all the MDF bits and pieces.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 31 May 2020, 16:39

Did a patch up job, wiggled it up and down, forced lots of glue in, the strapped it in place.

The glue shrinks and will leave a line, so I will do a bit of scraping and sanding and then maybe some filler.

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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Malc2098 » 31 May 2020, 16:41

Good job.
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Pinch » 01 Jun 2020, 08:15

Phil, will you be actually carving the wood to form a figure of the dog?
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Re: Drawing Book Stands

Postby Phil » 02 Jun 2020, 19:39

Pinch wrote:Phil, will you be actually carving the wood to form a figure of the dog?


Paul, this is as good as it will get. Cutting this on the scrollsaw was already a challenge due to the thickness of the MDF.

With a bandsaw and thin blade it could be cut 3D like the reindeer's that I cut for Xmas.


It looks fine in profile from the side.


The patch job looks ok, sanded and undercoat. Will see if it needs more 'fiddling'''

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