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This scroll has been deemed pasul or disqualified for use in a synagogue. Factors may include small blemishes, tears, loosening seams, textual errors, letters touching, incorrect shapes of letters and most often fading or flaking ink. These rules carefully protect the reading of the text against any corruption.
Here are the side cleats placed on the base. The will be glued later to the undersides of the feft and right roller plates
Here are the left and right roller plates in the "closed position" placed over the side cleats and the upper base plate.
Here are the left and right roller plates extended in the outer positions.
Here is the Torah scroll placed on the rollers set in the extended positions.
Here is the Torah scroll placed on the rollers set in the closed positions.
Opened position reveals three full columns of text.
Closed position reveals two full columns of text.
Base Panel is banded with a Border
Roller Panels mounted over upper support panel in Closed Position
Upper Panel mounted to Base Panel.
Base Panel is veneered.
Update Friday July 9, 2021
Panels are veneered, edge banded and mounted.
Roller Panels mounted over upper support panel in Open Position
Update Monday August 2, 2021.
The case and interior structures are basically complete, and I'm nearing completion on the stand section.
The stand has harp bracket features with brass handles.
In these progress photos, the case is upside down with the base on top of it in right-side up position. There are still some minor details to add to the base then all sections will be ready for finish.