Jeffersonian Book Stand

This is the 4th one of these I have made.  Jefferson’s original is in the Smithsonian last I heard.   These are of particular interest here because Jefferson’s summer home is only about 30 miles.  I donated 2 to public libraries in the area.  This is the first one I made a stand for, as the others were table models.  Made from cherry and maple, it rotates 360 degrees and holds a book on each of 5 easels, and folds into a cube.  Many think his was on a stand because there is a hole in the bottom of the original that would hold a stand.  Norm Abrams built one on The New Yankee Workshop I think and it is pretty detailed.  I still haven’t gotten into taking pics during the building but I am trying.  Thank you for looking.



Very neat!
I'm sure the libraries put them to immediate use,
very cool jack. i think jefferson would be proud to have one of yours himself ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Really nicely done! Historic stuff like that is awesome. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Interesting for sure!   Well done,  donation to library was.great move.


Beautiful reproductions!! I love the stand!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Very cool looking reproduction, looks great.
Many thanks guys.  One of the libraries uses it on a round table story time for small children.  Duplicate books  are placed on the easels that is being read so the children can follow along.  


It’s beautiful. Nice work.