A Period Music Stand – Williamsburg

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Once more this 12 months, I attended the annual Colonial Williamsburg
“Working Wooden within the 18th C.” convention. One of many items
demonstrated this 12 months, was a Williamsburg Music Stand
1750-1765. Invoice Pavlak was the featured cabinetmaker on this
mahogany tripod base replica.

This piece has an oblong open base with ratchet grooves on
both sides for elevating the flat rectangular floor with
battened ends.

The highest rests on a turned, cylindrical column, fluted for the
foremost portion. This column has a sq. gap by means of its heart
to carry the bar that adjusts the peak of the music stand.

There are three cabriole legs with slipper ft on pads. Every
knee is carved with acanthus foliage banded on the heart.

Right here is an exploded view.

I began the modeling with the cabriole legs. The The aspect and
prime shapes have been made primarily based on footage of the unique

Listed here are these aspect and prime profiles.

I used Stable Instruments (Cut up) to make the intersection of the
two profiles, though you may as well use the usual
Intersection funtion.

The knee of the leg has an acanthus leaf carving. I used to be capable of
reproduce a flat drawing of the carving as proven beneath.

I fastidiously positioned the carving profile simply above the knee of
the leg. I additionally bent downward the decrease half of the carving
profile to raised match the form of the knee.

I used the Push Pull Device to increase the carving shapes proper
by means of the highest floor of the knee. Then I executed an
Intersection on that prime floor to acquire a “branded” carving.

Right here is the resultant “model”….

The cabriole legs fasten to the column with dovetail joints.
Not like the dovetail joints, making the fluted column was very
tough, primarily due to the tapered turned portion. With
persistence, and lots of trials, I used to be capable of get acceptable flutes.

There’s rather more work required to finish this mannequin. I want
to work out the sq. submit that matches within the gap by means of the
column for adjusting the peak. The tough sq. column should
be cut up in half to make this sq. gap within the center.
Then the 2 halves are glued collectively and mounted on the

Additionally there may be extra carving on the sides of the highest rectangular
part, and I haven’t accomplished the mortise and tenon joinery.

will likely be added – largely hinges within the higher rectangular

This will likely be a enjoyable challenge within the store with many challenges.

Right here is the video:



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