How to Make a Revolving Book Stand
2 pieces, top and bottom: 3/4 by 16 by 16 inches
1 piece, partition: 3/4 by 9 1/2 by 13 3/4 inches
6 pieces, partitions and sides: 3/4 by 9 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches
1 piece, post support: 3/4 by 6 by 6 inches
1 turning block: 3 by 3 by 12 inches
4 legs: 3/4 by 3 by 8 inches
NOTE: All maple stock or pine body.
1 dowel: 1 1/4 inches
8 dowels: 3/8 by 2 inches
4 1/4-inch No. 10 flat-head wood screws
10 1 1/2-inch No. 9 flat-head wood screws
10 mortise fasteners (Stanley No. 1912)
1 metal washer: 1/8 by 2 1/2 inches
1 pin: 3/32 inch
First, construct the body by joining partitions and sides with 3/8-inch dadoes. Screw on the chamfered or rounded bottom. The top is secured using mortise fasteners. Turn the post and cut out the legs. Glue 3/8-inch dowels to fasten the legs to the post. Cut a 1/4 by 2 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch square out of the post support to receive the washer and pin, and bore for the dowel. Glue a 1 1/4-inch dowel in the post top. Put support with washer over the dowel on post, and insert pin through dowel. Then screw the support assembly to the bookcase bottom.
Stain using pine or maple. Paste wood filler must first be put on to hardwood parts. Wipe on penetrating non-shellac wood sealer. Once dry, rub gently using fine steel wool or pumice and water. Finish with paste wax.
Colonial Magazine Stand
7 feet pine: 1/2 by 12 inches
2 feet pine: 1 by 1 inch
2 feet pine: 1/2 by 4 inches
2 feet pine: 3/4 by 8 inches
1 piece plywood: 1/4 by 7 1/2 by 16 inches
26 dowels: 3/16 by 1 inch
Glue and clamp some of the 1/2 by 12-inch and the 1/2 by 4-inch stock. Allow it to dry, and then cut to form the center piece. Cut the ends and sides out of remaining 1/2-inch stock. Dowel both ends to the center piece. Glue the 3/4-inch bottom, using 3/16-inch dado and holes for legs, to center piece. Both sides are then doweled in place. Secure the 1/4-inch bottom, and lastly glue in legs. The edges of the 1/4-inch bottom and the top part of the center piece are rounded.
Stain using antique pine and finish with a penetrating wood sealer. The final coat must be rubbed with pumice and oil for a soft patina.