Thursday, August 9, 2007

domestic exotica


I fly away from the United States this Saturday, and set up this blog to chronicle my travels in the next few months. But since I haven't actually left yet, this post is about my other pastime, furniture. One of the things I really wanted to finish before leaving was a music stand I've been working on, and at some point in the last couple of weeks I realized it just wasn't going to happen. Getting everything else sorted out was pulling my attention in too many directions to devote the time and care it deserved, and if I rushed it, something Bad would happen. So it's just going to have to wait until I get back. But I'm satisfied to leave it where it is now; it's fully assembled, and all the questions that were plaguing me about about the mechanical movements and metal bits have been noodled through; thanks Drew R. and David D. for all their advice and assistance in getting things designed and machined. Also for gently shaming me into learning how to braze instead of taking the easy, but far less classy, epoxy road. I really wanted to show them the piece in it's glorious stripey curly woodness, but we'll have to do with pictures for now.

4 comments:

Michael said...

Vertigo!

Cybele said...

holy double-nosed dog! that's amazing!

tom said...

What a beautiful music stand. I am very impressed!

Anonymous said...

Remember me - crazy Australian at the Aust/NZ Hostel? Great blog - let me know when you get to Estonia.