A Fluted Column – Music Stand

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I discussed in my final weblog that the fluting of the tapered
column was a problem, as I executed a number of
situations earlier than discovering a way that labored. Not that that is
the one methodology – I’m certain there are quite a few different methods to
accomplish the fluting. Nevertheless, the tapering of the column
made this process harder.

Right here is the general mannequin of the Music Stand featured on this
yr’s Williamsburg Convention – Working Wooden within the 18th

I began the method by isolating the portion of the
column that’s fluted. From left to proper within the following

     1. The general tapered column with

     2. The general column however with out the

     three. The center part of the column
that comes with the flutes

     four. The center part with out the
sq. cutout for the peak adjustment rod

     5. A duplicate of four. with a wedge marked
out that represents 1/12th of the cylinder.

Right here is an X-ray view of the colum with the wedge marked out.
There are 12 flutes that align with 12 wedges, and I
discovered  it simpler to do one flutted wedge, then copy

After isolating the wedge and eradicating waste edges and faces, I
created a profile form of the flute.

I rotated the wedge on the pink axis to align the tapered
centerline of the flute on the blue axis. I used Observe Me to
spin the flute profile form about its centerline axis. I
scaled the wedge by an element of 10 to forestall any
small gaps within the flute’s face.

After deciding on all, executing Intersect with Choice, and
cleansing up the waste, the wedge and flute stay as proven

Now the total tapered colomn will be created by rotate copying
the one wedge into 11 extra copies, the ensuing column seems to be
like the next:

After smoothing out all the additional edges and scaling again by a
issue of zero.1, the fluted column is full.

Right here is the video:

I consider I may have carved two of those in mahogany in
the store within the time it took me to do that in SketchUp. I plan
to make considered one of these Music Stands to make use of as an iPAD
Professional stand-up desk station.



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