It hasn't rain all week, but there is a lot of dew this morning, I will have to wait for the sun to burn it through.
A few days ago, my wife posted a picture of a wooden gizmo for book readers, with a hint, on my Facebook page. Yes, people still read paper book :-)
It has generated a lot of interest among our friends, so I thought that would make a nice little distractions from house repairs while I wait.
The pic she shown me. Clever gizmo, I'll give that a try.
Judging from the picture, it is slightly less than my comb...
Not easy to take a pic with my left hand while holding
this hairy people apparatus :-)
Next I need to figured out the size of the hole for my big fat thumb.
My 3/4 in dog hole are too small.
This 1 in cup looks like it will do.
At the drill press with the 1 in Forstner bit
Yes, big fat thumb fit easily.
Drawing lines, approx. center on the hole.
Next it's off to the bandsaw. It currently has a 1/2 in blade,
these curves are too tight, so I made relief cuts first.
Quick check with my morning coffee on my current book, Tom Clancy.
That work pretty good. The hole is probably a bit too big,
will try 7/8 in next.
That was a quick rough prototype, final design would be more refined :-)
But it does prove the concept is a good one.
I'll try with various size books, hard cover and paperback. It doesn't seem to do much on my IPad Kindle apps ... Go figure! :-)
Maybe, I'll need to make a few sizes, such as:
The big boy, the Tom Clancy edition,
The medium, the Clive Cussler edition, and
The smaller girlie version :-)
So to our friends that have expressed interest, hang in there, I'll crank them up soon in whatever wood species I have around...
Bob, catching up with his latest book while the dew is burning off.