Graham Nash Music Stand #2: Taking Shape

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This is the laminated adjustable section after the clamps came off:

It gets run through the planer and its pretty much done:

These are the two halves of the main lower section of the stand. The insides are routed out to receive the adjustable post which will slide inside the lower section. I removed most of the inside on the router table. Then I finished it by using a palm router with bottom clearing bit until the slots were the perfect size.

Checking the fit with the two halves together:

I chamfered the inside edges where any glue squeeze-out might interfere with the sliding post. I will not be able to scrape excess glue off the inside.

The two halves of the lower post glued up:

This is the joinery for the base being done on the router table:

Dry fit:

Then I cut the angles on the table saw with an angle jig:

The base pieces done:

Another dry fit:

Then I decided to remove material from the bottom of the feet to leave “pads”:

Just a little preview of how it will all come together:

Another 4 hours today for a total of 9 hours of building time so far.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 1086 days ago

Nice progress Blake. Thanks for sharing.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 1086 days ago

I want to see finish on that piece of wood !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh well, I will be patient…lol
This is going to be one special music stand…... the grain of the claro is going to jump right out at you !

I’ll keep watching Blake…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#3 posted 1086 days ago


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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David Grimes

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#4 posted 1086 days ago

That is excellent. Can hardly wait to see the finished product.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 1086 days ago

The figure is fabulous.. need to see some finish on that…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 1086 days ago

Coming along great Blake!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 1086 days ago

Looks like you’ve found a way to get the very most out of a very pretty piece of wood Blake.

Of course this is no surprise. I too want to see that top with finish on it.

Great job on this

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#8 posted 1086 days ago

Yes Great progress.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#9 posted 1086 days ago

Coming along great! Can’t wait to see your next steps. I’m wondering how your height adjustment is going to work and if the post going to straddle the center part of the base or sit on the side as in the picture?

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#10 posted 1086 days ago

ShopTinker: it’s going to stratle the base. And the height adjustment will probably be a simple pin with knob.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 1086 days ago

This is going to look fabulous, infact it already does. You’re motoring!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 1086 days ago

What a great looking piece and it’s not even done yet.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#13 posted 1085 days ago

That’s going to look awesome. Beautiful wood and I especially like the look of the top.


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#14 posted 1085 days ago

This is looking awesome Blake. 9 hours?? You are VERY efficient!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#15 posted 1085 days ago

That is going to be really fine, you are a wonderful son.
Thank you for sharing this with us.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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