Music Stand

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Project by Ron Aylor posted 08-19-2016 09:45 PM 1046 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built in 1998 this music stand is patterned after the late 18th-century original used by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. The three position music rest, constructed of cherry and maple, is attached to a six position height-adjustable cottonwood slide within a butternut shaft. The pedestal shaft was turned using a file box. The sassafras legs are attached via sliding dovetails. Measuring 35” to 55” high by 20” wide by 15 1/2” deep, the stand is finished with English Chestnut stain topped off with shellac and bees wax.

Special Note: All scrapes and dings brought to you by many years of wear while being carried all over the Southeast, as my wife and I played fife and drum for the Sons of the American Revolution and at various Revolutionary War reenactments.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#1 posted 08-20-2016 04:28 AM

Nice job!

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 01:55 PM

Nice piece!

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 08-20-2016 05:34 PM

lots of character now and looks authentic

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 08-20-2016 06:49 PM

Really want to do one of these, and thought I would for the recent lectern builds, but just couldn’t pull the trigger and commit. Yours looks awesome. Now I have no need, but might still try it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 03:31 PM

Thanks for the comments … sorry I haven’t been back to this page before now!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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