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    Default Re: Does anyone own a writing slope?

    Quote Originally Posted by kelly41 View Post
    Yesterday I got it back from having a good polish and the center pin repaired, the wood grain looks amazing
    You are fortunate that the leather hasn't broken at the hinge. Nice piece!!

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    Default Re: Does anyone own a writing slope?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kelly41 View Post
    Yesterday I got it back from having a good polish and the center pin repaired, the wood grain looks amazing
    You are fortunate that the leather hasn't broken at the hinge. Nice piece!!
    Thanks its a lovely soft bit of leather I shall make sure I keep it supple with a bit of leather polish I intend to use it daily

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    Default Re: Does anyone own a writing slope?

    That's a great looking writing slope. Enjoy it.
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    Default Re: Does anyone own a writing slope?

    That looks just lovely! I hope get a great deal of pleasure from using it

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    Default Re: Does anyone own a writing slope?

    Quote Originally Posted by kelly41 View Post
    Yesterday I got it back from having a good polish and the center pin repaired, the wood grain looks amazing
    Stunning.

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    Default Re: Does anyone own a writing slope?

    I have made two in the last few years. As a highly experienced woodworker these were enjoyable engineering / design exercises with several goals. 1) A quality wooden writing surface 2) A slope with a front ledge to hold paper in place 3) Rims all around to prevent pens from rolling off and giving me a register for folding paper, running a lining ruler, and installing various metrics along the top of the rims 4) a place to store paper and finished letter pages undamaged.
    I was also leaning towards light as possible so I could lug it to a cafe. The most important parts of this were the need to get finished letters all the way home without damage and avoiding the grunge of cafe table tops.

    With this design the 3/4" front ledge is hard to navigate when writing at the bottom of the page. The design riddles go on and on. If the surface were much larger, the paper could be shifted up and there'd be room for the hand on the slope. If the front of the slope met the table top with only, say, a 1/4 ledge then there wouldn't be enough wood on the front for a proper 4-sided box.
    I was very happy with the storage compartment accessed via a slot in the rear. The quest goes on

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