If you are having trouble with the Roubo’s Folding Bookstand article from the February 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, I urge you to attempt to lay out the joints on some wood and give it a try. If it still vexes you, however, then this short video might help.
Disclaimer: This may or may not be how Roy Underhill lays out the joints. I did this from memory after reading the article a couple months ago and looking at a photo of the bookstand on my blog this evening. (OK, yes, I don’t have a copy of the February issue at home.)
— Christopher Schwarz
P.S. If you have trouble viewing the video, try watching it on blip here. And if you like the music (I’ve gotten seven e-mails about it), you can check it out here at freeplaymusic.com. The composer is Angel Jose Ruiz Perez, and the two tracks are “Tell it to the Banjo” and “Cool your Strings,” both from the hit record: “Country Vol. 4.”