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.
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