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Raellyn Hatter (photo)
The Writing Desk
Q: How is a raven like a writing desk?
A: Poe ate cake on both.
Cut and Paste
Raven Templates (pdf file)
approximately 14"/35.5cm W x 14"/35.5cm D x 8"/20cm H
While any 3mm-wide ribbon will do in place of the black suede cord, it really matches the nearly light-absorbing flat blackness of the stand.
Download the project templates. Cut out template pieces and assemble Raven Template A and Raven Template B with tape.
Trace templates A and B onto your black presentation board with a pencil and cut out with your hobby knife. Change blades often to get the nicest cuts. Remember to cut out and discard any white areas in the templates as well.
Use your compass on the WS of your presentation board to make two 10"/25.4cm-diameter circles. (Don't forget that you set a compass to the size of the radius, NOT the diameter.) Try to not poke a hole all the way through the presentation board where the compass rests on at least ONE circle. Cut out these circles.
On ONE circle (this one can have a pokey compass hole if it has to), cut out 2mm-wide by .5"/1.27cm-long notches at the 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 positions (fig. 1).
With a thin, even layer of Fabri-tac™, glue the two circles together. Also glue the flat suede cord around the circumference of the double-thick circle to hide the cut edges.
When the glue is dry, you can assemble your Writing Desk! (Yeah, have we mentioned this is actually a cake stand? Mebbe the riddle was a little obscure...?)
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