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I get a few commissions – the latest is from my wife’s surface design guild, SD8. They have an exhibition coming up in January and asked for a couple displays. One is a collection of simple display stands for 3D works. The other is a “loom”.
Here is the sketch they provided – I’ve made some mental upgrades – the most significant is using a trestle-style base instead of the box. I’ll also replace the solid wood vertical columns with lighter-weight columns from the WWGOA video on face grain columns. You can learn more about SD8 at their Facebook page.
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