Introduction: Wooden Book Helper

This Instructable will show you how to build a small triangle that holds your book open. It comes in very handy and is easy to use

Step 1: Supplies/Tools

The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need the following:
• A large piece of 3/4 in. plywood
• Sanding sponge/sandpaper
• Jigsaw (or similar other)
• Drill with a 1 in. drill bit
• Shellac (optional)

Step 2: Drawing

Draw out a triangle on the corner of the plywood, making sure that the corner is 90 degrees. Make the longest side of the triangle roughly 3-4 inches long.

Step 3: Drilling

The next step is drilling. I have tried to cut it out first but then there is the risk of the wood splintering near the thin edges. Use the one inch drill bit.

Step 4: Cutting It Out

Use the jigsaw to carefully along the line at an angle. Make sure you don't go very fast.

Step 5: Sanding/Smoothing

Use a sanding sponge to smooth the rough edges. A sponge am handy because it can handle curves and edges easier than sandpaper.

Step 6: Finishing - Optional

Paint it use Shellac or other finisher to make it shiny and glossy.

Step 7: Use It!

Put your thumb into the hole and press the right angle into the book seam. Works good if you want to read on your side.

Comments

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buck2217 (author)2015-07-01

great idea

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Tazo (author)2014-05-01

one of the simplest and most impresive idea I have come across in a long time

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QuackAttack911 (author)2014-04-24

Very handy idea. I'm gonna build it now.

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LordOfTheWings (author)2014-04-24

Omg love it - voted

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JenJen7696 (author)2014-04-22

How clever!!!!

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thingy (author)2014-04-18

million dollar idea that costs about five cents to make. Good one.

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theborg (author)2014-04-14

Does it work with my Kindle?

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hbushell1 (author)2014-04-14

Quite possibly one the most simplistic, yet awesome things I've seen on here.

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dmajor3 (author)2014-04-14

this would be annoying to do.

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bethmwl (author)2014-04-07

I like your idea. I think I'd like to have more than 90 degrees on that though. Simple enough to make, think I'll try it.

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