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Project by ChuckV posted 11-04-2016 06:36 PM 565 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have thought about building this Shaker music stand from Thos. Moser’s measured drawing in “How to Build Shaker Furniture” for a while. The final push I needed came from viewing Purplelady’s wonderful build here. She was kind enough to provide me with some great advice from her build experience.

Most of the stand is built from the same cherry lumber that I used for these cabinets. The history of the cherry is given in the description of that project. The spindles and pins are turned from a pear tree that came down in front of our house during an ice storm in 2008. Luckily, the tree just brushed the front of our house as it fell.

I formed the square slot through the pedestal using a dado set on the two halves and then glued them together.

In order to mount the hollow pedestal blank on the lathe, I left it a bit long and screwed some end pieces on.

If I built another one, I would not bother with the piece on the bottom. Later in the process, I decided to glue a short piece that I cut off the square shaft into the bottom of the slot for added strength. I would do this earlier and it would provide support for the lathe center.

These are the pieces after applying the Danish Oil finish and before the final assembly.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 06:40 PM

Great job! What’s your instrument?

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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Purplelady

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 07:26 PM

That turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing the pictures of the build. That stand looks great in your room. It looks like it always belonged there. I like the pegs!

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 07:47 PM

What a beautiful music stand,

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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ChuckV

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 08:05 PM

Thank you for the kind comments.

Ron – I play the guitar. But, at this point I hesitate to call it “my instrument”, since that seems to indicate some level of mastery. I tried playing many years ago and them stopped. Having recently retired, I am twanging again. Now I have more time and access to all the great stuff available on the internet, so there is some hope.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 08:14 PM



Thank you for the kind comments.

Ron – I play the guitar. But, at this point I hesitate to call it “my instrument”, since that seems to indicate some level of mastery. I tried playing many years ago and them stopped. Having recently retired, I am twanging again. Now I have more time and access to all the great stuff available on the internet, so there is some hope.

- ChuckV

Thanks for the reply. Don’t cut yourself short, if your musicianship mirrors your woodworking talent, we’ll be seeing you at Carnegie Hall!

-- Ron, Lilburn, GA

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 10:17 PM

That is a Very COOL music stand… very flexible, etc.

Nice JOB!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 11-05-2016 01:18 PM

Super nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#8 posted 11-06-2016 10:16 AM

Really beautiful stand! Is the main body of the base pear wood also? Or is that cherry? It’s hard to tell from the pictures. I recently had the pleasure of working with some pear wood from a tree on my father in law’s land. It of the (admittedly limited number of) woods I have worked with is my favorite! Very hard, fine grained, beautiful coloration.

I made a few spoons from a branch, and I am kind of obsessed with them. The grain of the pear wood doesn’t raise at all with wetting, so it was great for cooking spoons.

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ChuckV

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#9 posted 11-06-2016 12:11 PM


Really beautiful stand! Is the main body of the base pear wood also? Or is that cherry? It s hard to tell from the pictures. I recently had the pleasure of working with some pear wood from a tree on my father in law s land. It of the (admittedly limited number of) woods I have worked with is my favorite! Very hard, fine grained, beautiful coloration.

I made a few spoons from a branch, and I am kind of obsessed with them. The grain of the pear wood doesn t raise at all with wetting, so it was great for cooking spoons.

- Jeremymcon

Thank you. The only parts that are pear are the eight spindles on the top and the two adjustment pegs – one for the height and the other for the tilt.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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