Folding Bookstand Reader Build Patrick Brennan
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It's not every day that I get excited about a bookstand, but there was something uniquely enticing about Chris Schwarz's folding bookstand build in the June 2018 issue of Popular Woodworking.In true campaign furniture style, the 'transformer-like' bookstand is constructed cleverly with copper rivets that double as both the joinery and pivot points.
When the issue came, I put aside my current project and started cutting out the pieces for two bookstands.Construction of the first stand went well, with only one minor correction to the placement of the pivot points for the foot and catch.
As it turns out, the foot will only unfold in one direction.I incorrectly drilled the counterbores on the wrong side of the support piece relative to the foot.This mistake was easily fixed by drilling new holes for the pivots.
During the construction of the second bookstand, I ran into some more significant challenges.I cracked the middle support piece while peening the final rivet of the bookstand.Thankfully, the cr*ck did not propagate through the entire middle section, and I hoped that I could salvage the stand by removing the two affected rivets.
Removing rivets is not easy.I used a small handheld...