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from scraps to the symphony?

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Project by mjon posted 05-06-2010 10:25 AM 2000 views 17 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this music stand is made from the scraps from a set of dinening chairs i made nine years ago and have been carting it around ever since. the gorilla glue challenge is the perfect project,i also used reclamed ebony from old piano keys ,the gorilla poly glue works great for making an almost invisable glue line on the center section. i used linseed oil and bees wax as a finnish about six coats,” three drops of oil and three days of rubbin”you want this peice to feel like a fine instrurment . i did all the edges with spoke shaves and files finnaly with card scrapers with the least amount of sanding possible, still giving it a hand made feel, all the joints are hand cut mortice and tenon with ebony pegs .—michaeljon





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Rick

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#1 posted 05-06-2010 11:25 AM

mjohn: That is one VERY nice Music Stand! Bravo for going with a lot of Handwork. I do the same sometimes and I think it’s worth it. Joinery is Excellent, I particularly like the Tilting Mechanism in the back.

GOOD STUFF: Rick

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 02:36 AM

Sweet. You do make great stuff. Glad you are posting so others can see your talents. I still have to stop by and say hi at your new shop. I’m working on a rocker/cradle combo.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 01:28 PM

Elegant.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 03:16 PM

very nice…

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#5 posted 12-09-2010 06:23 PM

Bravo,well done!

-- Teachteck

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