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Book Stand (suitable for large and heavy books)

by dede67 Apr 23, 2018
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Confused am I missing something on the version 2 I don't see the actual files to be able to print the actual holder. All the parts are there but the file to be able to print what the book lays on is not there for v2. Am I missing something??

Never mind I am stupid lol. I figured it out I believe. Great design Thanks for sharing.

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I have pretty hefty textbooks do you think this should be able to stand up to them?

I can hardly answer that...it depends on what you mean by pretty hefty textbooks.
It is designed to hold heavy cookbooks (hardcover, DIN A4/letter) safely.

This looks great. Do you have to loosen the knob to adjust the position?

Thank y ou

You need to loosen the screw to change the tilt angle. For that you turn the knob.

The screw on the new part (to keep books open) is only tightened once - just so that the part can still move.

I have successfully made one of these - nice and simple design that works well.
The only thing it lacks is something to hold pages open when reading recipes - I'm currently considering the best way to do that.

Thank you for uploading your make. I added two new parts for "holding pages open".

The extra parts fit very well, and seem to do the job. Thanks for the prompt update!

This is a really wonderful design, and well documented!

For my experience, I found that it benefits from being printed with 3-layer walls (for extra stability for the 30-degree teeth), and instead of the M4x16 screw, I got a better fit from an M4x20, because the extra length means the knob/handle won't fall off as easily when adjusting the stand, and there's plenty of room for it. And for any who might not notice, the screws should all be hex-headed screws, as the design supports them beautifully.