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Music Stand III #2: Making the Legs

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Blog entry by Alan Young posted 07-13-2010 07:18 PM 2189 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: New Design for a Music Stand Part 2 of Music Stand III series Part 3: Part III Gluing the tripod base »

A week or so ago I posted a thread on the beginnings of a new music stand design.
In this segment we’ll make the legs Here is the design:

The trip pod leg design calls for double loose tenon joinery to a triangular center block.

My drawing shows the general shape I want for the legs.

I could print out a scaled drawing of the profile, trace it to the stock and then cut it out but in this case I’m going to “free-hand” the profile. I like to save odd shaped pieces from other projects-these can yield interesting curves that can be used for drawing lines. In this case I’ll use several cutoff pieces and miscellaneous parts to draw my profile

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I know the general shape I want- First I’ll mark the line where the curves end near the joint.!

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Next I use this strip of plywood to mark the “height” of the foot’s pad.!

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Then a line to mark the “length” of the pad.

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Now I use the cutoff sections to mark the shape of the top curve

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This walnut cutoff is used to mark the curve for the underside.

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That radius was too tight- so I drew in a larger radius curve below the line.

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The side profile is now ready to cut on the bandsaw.


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Now to draw the profile for the top. I will make the footpad round using this brass pulley.

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The width of my square is pleasing enough for the lines from the round pad to the end of the curve.

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Using a thin strip ripped from some previous stock, I connect the round pad to the lines where the curves start.


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Now it’s back to bandsaw to cut the top profile.

I’ll save these pieces for my curved cutoff bin. Looks like I might have a foot for another project down the road.

A bit of shaping and sanding then….


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The feet are ready to be glued.

-Alan



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Partridge

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 08:15 PM

very cool design are you going to turn the stem

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 08:19 PM

Partridge-See segment 1 for the Center Post construction

http://lumberjocks.com/AlanY/blog/series/2941

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 11:17 PM

Nice work. I have really enjoyed watching your work

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 04:28 AM

Another great blog post! Thanks for sharing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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