Double music stand of mahogany, walnut and ebony
Finial is a cello tuning pin
Each side is independently adjustable. Adjustment pegs are violin tuning pegs.
Wardian case Mk. I - about 6' across and over 9' high. Made of maple, it is designed to exhibit cool growing, high humidity orchids (Pleurothallids). Completely panelized, it fits in a minivan for transport.
Wardian case Mk. I packed in a minivan.
Wardian case Mk. II - Mk. I was expanded by adding a large center section. It is now 10 sided and no longer fits in a minivan.
Maple crib for granddaughter
Granddaughter seal of approval
A cross between a barrister bookcase, a wooden file cabinet, and bin storage. Pulling on the bottom of the handle will pull out a drawer/bin. Pulling on the top of the handle will open the bin flap.
A single section sitting on the base.
A drawer/bin with its flap down.
Large adjustable easel out of mahogany. A small canvas can be held between top and bottom clamps.
Top and bottom clamps can be adjusted for a larger canvas.
Closeup of top and bottom clamps
Clamps wrap around center stile and a screw attached to the knob pushes a piston against the stile to hold.
Piston shown in place and separate. It consists of a slice of oak dowel and the knockout from a metal electrical box.
Once the canvas is clamped, a counterweight allows the entire center section to be raised or lowered to a comfortable height. Here it is lowered a foot.
Rear view showing the counterweight.
Easel can be tilted by adjusting the slides on each side.
For a canvas too tall for the clamps, the clamps can be removed and the canvas held by the top and bottom ledges.
For an absurdly tall canvas, the center-most section can be extended up by adjusting knobs on the back.
One of the adjusting knobs on the back to raise the top height. They use pistons the same as the top and bottom clamps.