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Graham Nash Music Stand #7: Assembly!

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Blog entry by Blake posted 10-02-2011 09:07 PM 3085 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Engineering the moving parts Part 7 of Graham Nash Music Stand series Part 8: DONE and Delivered! »

Today I finally got to assemble all of the components! After I worked out all the details in the hardware, it was just a matter of putting it all together. Here is the hole for the main hinge being drilled:

Skip ahead a few steps and this is what I ended up with:

Then I glued the hinged “spine” piece to the back of the podium panel:

And reinforced it with through-dowels (the easiest form of joinery).

Once I had the podium mechanism assembled to use as a reference, I was able to decide the placement of the height-adjustment holes. I spaced them every 2 inches.

Then I counter-sank them from both directions:

And its all together!

That Claro walnut will be amazing when it is finished.

I did a LOT of head-scratching and looked at a ton of music stands on the internet including LJ projects. I never saw anything like this but I call this mechanism “keeping it simple.”

I still need to do the final hand-sanding and then its off to the finish booth. The next post will be in ‘Projects.’ I spent another 3 hours today for a total of 31 hours of building time.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com



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Triumph1

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#1 posted 10-02-2011 09:19 PM

This looks amazing Blake. I agree 100%...that claro is going to be amazing when finished. You can see the figure even the way it sits right now!

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

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SPalm

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#2 posted 10-02-2011 09:34 PM

Heck, it is amazing right now.
Beautiful build, Blake.
Very clever too.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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majeagle1

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#3 posted 10-02-2011 10:40 PM

Fantastic build Blake…... I just love the claro walnut and can’t wait to see the finish…
Your design in “simplicity” is perfect, this is going to be one very special music stand !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 10:49 PM

Great Job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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Brit

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#5 posted 10-03-2011 12:44 AM

Fantastic work Blake. I can’t wait to see it with the finish on.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#6 posted 10-03-2011 02:58 AM

Beautiful music stand.

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