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Project by Jim1368 posted 04-01-2017 09:40 PM 763 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my interpretation of a Wharton Esherick design. It is made from European Beech, sealed, then a top coat of lacquer. My design differs from the original to accommodate aa standing player; the original was designed for a cellist, a sitting player, so the relationship of the music holder to the legs is different. I was initially uncertain of the curves and angles and its stability. I took my best guess and made a rough, full sized prototype out of poplar, good thing I did. The first prototype was highly unstable and would fall at the slightest touch. I made some adjustments, moved the center of gravity, roughed out another prototype and came up with a very stable design. Making a prototype also helped me visualize how the legs would be tapered as they start ouy round and end up rectangular. Thanks for looking. Jim.

-- Jim, Vancouver





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 04-01-2017 10:21 PM

great job, and a very pleasing design.

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jbee

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#2 posted 04-02-2017 12:30 AM

Graceful and elegant!

Really nice.

-- Life is good! Make the most of it.

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#3 posted 04-02-2017 03:20 AM

Well done Jim.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#4 posted 04-02-2017 06:17 PM

You did a real nice job on this project and I bet that it is the focal point on that room.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 04-02-2017 08:57 PM

It is a thing of beauty Jim! I would use something like that proudly!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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