Problem building a Thomas Jefferson revolving book stand
I am building a replica of the Thomas Jefferson revolving book stand. I have all of the parts completed and starting to do a trial assembly but the swinging book support does not want to hang straight down.
I am confused in trying to get the book holding panel to hang straight down from the hinge. I have attached a photo of how the panel swings away from vertical when the hinge is attached. The panel is 1/2 x 12 x 12. I think that if I chamfer the top edge of the panel about five degrees it might force the panel to swing back more but I don’t want to mess up a finished panel.
Would this be the way to fix the problem?
Mike in PA