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Walnut & Cocobolo solid wood rocking chair photo shoot!

Please enjoy my most recent rocking chair. This chair has a main body built from Canadian Black Walnut, the back braces are highlighted with band saw cut grain matched cocobolo.

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Handmade sculpted bespoke music stands are born, follow along!

Follow along with pictures of a few music stands being built using Walnut, Curly Maple, Bubinga and Wenge.

solid wood music stand parts

Here we start with all the legs and centre sections freshly cut on the band saw.

resaw 20'' bubinga minimax mm20

I saved a beautiful piece of 3’ thick bubinga, it has some beautiful figure hidden under it’s rough exterior. I did not want to waste any of this beautiful timber so I decided to re saw the board on the band saw. This used my entire 20’’ of re saw capability.

bubinga resaw bandsaw minimax mm20

There we have it, now for the next step.

music stand rough billets

I’ve now squared up the billets for centre sections of the base.

bubinga about to glue up

About to glue up the centre section, I make a half circle in each piece first then glue together to create a full circle.

music stand centre posts dowel joint

These will be the centre posts, I have drilled for the dowel to reinforce the joint.

turned round music stand post walnut curly maple wedge

There you have it glued up and made round!

before and after center music stand post

Before & after Walnut, Curly Maple & Wenge

adding accent wood highlight

Adding an accent piece to the top of the centre sections of the base

wedge accent glue up

The one stand will have Wenge as the highlight here i’m glueing a small piece together, I don’t like to waste

music stand center base dado

There you have it highlights added to the top of each centre post, also the stopped dados have been milled

beautiful Canadian black walnut

Laying out for the best possible grain flow while also avoiding defects

soon to be sanded smooth

All four posts have now been milled round just need to be sanded

festool domino floating tenon

Joinery cut in the leg sections, the floating tenon be Festool

miter joint glue up caul

This is the clamping caul I devised to apply the pressure evenly along the joint

cove walnut bubinga stopped dado

The coves have been added to the centre sections, they flow into each leg section

floating tenon domino

About to glue up the leg joint with floating tenons

craftex lathe ct128 sanding walnut curly maple

Let the wood chips fly!

sanded smooth to shine

Sanded smooth!

glue line high lingo

Detail shot of the highlight piece glue lines, not bad.

figured bubinga walnut curly maple

Another view, you can see the hole for the dowel which will attach to the sheet music holder

glue up legs to centre post

It’s time to glue the leg sections to the centre sections of the base

walnut glue up

Wood rocket ships?

late night glue up

One last glue up for the night, can’t wait for the morning!

music stand glued up walnut crotch

Clamps removed, glue up success!

bubinga music stand base 24'' robinson jointer

Sculpted and almost all sanded

solid wood music stand sheet music holder parts

Parts for the sheet music holders

sanded shin bubinga figured

There we have it! (-:

hand made sculpted music stand parts

After many many long hours almost all the pieces are fabricated

ebony plugs music stand wenge bubinga

Voila almost ready for finish

figured bubinga wenge sheet music holder

Beautiful Bubinga with Wenge and brass pins for reinforcement 

hand sculpted wenge wood thread

Before & after shaped Wenge threaded adjustment knobs

bubinga music stand assembly

Finish applied to all the parts, we’re ready for assembly

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At a recent show in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

bubinga music stand base adjustable
bubinga music stand sheet music holder
bubinga music stand brass pin wenge
bubinga music stand adjustable sheet music holder
beautiful bubinga hand made music stand
bubinga music stand wenge accent sheet music stand holder brass pinned