|Project by Ron Aylor||posted 08-19-2016 09:45 PM||974 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
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.