Wooden Book Helper

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Intro: 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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    Tazo

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    QuackAttack911

    4 years ago

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

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    thingy

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    theborg

    4 years ago

    Does it work with my Kindle?

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    hbushell1

    4 years ago

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

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    dmajor3

    4 years ago

    this would be annoying to do.

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    bethmwl

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.