Friday, January 9, 2009

Winged Amperstand

The Winged Amperstand can be used as dictionary stand, lectern or as a conductor's music stand. The top, though gently curved, holds and supports a book well. A good place to keep your copy of Sibley handy.

The base of the Winged Amperstand is made of eight double tapered steam bent Ash laminae. The stem and spine of the top are made of cherry. The legs are also bent laminations. There is walnut inlay around the vee tenon on the base

I replaced the flat panels on the Amperstand with coopered Ash panels. Each panel is made of 16 ash staves; the staves are matched on each side of colour and grain. The ends of staves have been shaped by hand as stylized feathers. I have in my mind a Red-Tailed Hawk when I select the staves.

There are eight double tapered, concentrically steam bent laminae in the base. Lynette Breton pointed me in the direction of the early work of Jere Osgood on double tapered lamination. Thanks Lynette and Jere!

Height: 1290mm (51")
Width: 930mm (36.5")
Depth: 460mm (18")
Ash and Cherry with Walnut inlay
Hand rubbed oil / varnish mixture to 600 grit

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