|Project by Purplelady||posted 09-05-2016 06:07 PM||585 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
I have Thomas Moser’s book “How to Make Shaker Furniture”. In it is a picture of this music stand with a measured drawing. I needed a music stand and I had some Padauk, so this is how it turned out.
The base and tray is Padauk and the spindles are hard maple. I made the pegs for the adjustments out of maple as well.
The tray pivots on a pin and is secured with a peg. The stand can be raised and lowered by putting a peg in one of the holes.
I haven’t worked with Padauk much before so I found out the hard way about how it tears out and also gums up tools and saw blades with red stuff. I still got tear out even with a freshly sharpened plane blade. I have a high angle blade for my Veritas block plane and that finally got rid of the tear out.
The music stand is finished with blond shellac. I know this wood will eventually turn a dark reddish brown, but I saw where somebody did some tests with finishes and then exposed them to sunlight. I liked the look of the shellac test, so that made things easy.
-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio