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kmetzger

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07-15-2015 07:29 PM

I’m thinking about giving this cello stand a try: http://mydadsfurnitureblog.blogspot.mx/2012/11/cello-music-stand.html
I’m not sure about two things: 1. are the uprights steam bent or cut from a board? and 2. how are the uprights joined to the base? Is it a friction fit? the two other joints for the top rung and the part for the sheet music are connected with connection bolts.
Your opinions would be appreciated.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25


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#1 posted 07-15-2015 07:35 PM

I’m not sure if the uprights are steam bent or not but it does appear the base is notched into the uprights. Perhaps glued?

That sure is a beautiful stand though !

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#2 posted 07-16-2015 12:20 AM

Hey thanks I’ve been looking for a good design for a cello stand all I’ve found so far are those planter box looking ones.

I’d say definitely steam bent.
Looks like they might be lapped joints.

It looks to me like this is designed to break down for transport, in which case they may just be friction fit shallow dados. My guess is the two arms off the base are fixed and there is a tension fit to the uprights with maybe dowels in their to keep them from slipping out.

I’m definitely going to to give this one a try. I have some white oak I think I need to learn to rive straight grained wood and steam bend this is a good project to start on.

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 12:35 AM

I lose a lot of resolution but when I zoom way in, it appears to have seams. Looks like a glued up strip method to me. Very cool design.

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 04:29 PM

Yes, Luthierman, it does look like the uprights might be bent laminated, but not more than two strips. Maybe two strips, each about 3/8” thick. The total width of each upright looks like it is 3/4”. So they would have to be steam bent.
And rwe: yes, dowels in the shallow dados would make sense too.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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#5 posted 06-14-2016 03:00 PM

Kim here is the progress so far. I will post again when I get the bending form and laminations done.

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#6 posted 06-14-2016 04:05 PM

That’s some great prep work. I laid out my curve on craft paper with a thin strip of wood. I’m on my third try at steaming a support. I had too much spring back with the first two attempts using 3/4” ash. I modified my bending form adding more of a curve. I’ll see how it turned out after it cools down.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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#7 posted 06-14-2016 04:31 PM

Kim the only advise I can give on steam bending is the stock has to be green or air dried and a consistent thickness. Green is better than air dried. I was making 15” dia x 8” deep x 3/16” thick. I had the stock sawn close to finish size. At the material’s (oak) thinnest section it did not bend properly around the form. It buckled out. The pieces I was able to plane to a consistent thickness bent nicely and held their shape. Hope this helps.

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kmetzger

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#8 posted 07-07-2016 08:17 PM

Well, here’s my reproduction. I was unable to get the correct bend with 3/4” ash, so I steam bent two 3/8”+ strips and glued them with Titebond III. So it’s a combination of steam bending and laminating.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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#9 posted 07-07-2016 08:22 PM

very nice ...GREAT JOB

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