Eiji Fuller

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About Eiji Fuller

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  • Birthday 09/19/1975

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  1. beautiful work! I'm just a woodworker and not a luthier so I can get away with this novice question. why a one piece back? Acoustical difference? Aesthetically I would rather see a bookmatch so the grain is ballanced.
  2. Thanks for the link. I was designing something very similar except...I was thinking a stool that has a bent laminated removable back, the seat similar shaped to that chair, and a height adjustable base with a similar design as the stand. Obviously it would have to be proportioned on a heavier scale to add strength. I have a napkin sketch right now. Thanks for the help. Eiji
  3. could you post a pic of the stool?
  4. Thanks Lymond. Nice pointers. It seems like one design would be out of the question....Dahmkit! It would be nice to be able to accomodate both violinists and cellists in the same chair.
  5. Steve, Thank you for the nice comments. I will add a light to the accessory list. The height adjustment work very well. It is easy to adjust and locks in very securely with a 1/4 turn of the knob. The height is adjusted similarly to a Manhasset stand or mic stand except the height lock knob needs to be loosened before adjustment and tightened after adjustment. Pic 4 in the first post shows the height adjustment knob. and here is a better shot of the wenge post.
  6. Hi guys, I am a woodworker with 2 brothers who are professional violinists. When I recieved a commission to build a stand of my own design I naturally relied on them for design requirements. The stand you are viewing is the stand I made for my brother Joel. It has an oversize desk 14" x 22" to accomodate opera scores. The desk height adjusts from 33" - 56" measured from the floor to the shelf. the angle of the desk is adjustable. It is made entirely of wood with the exception of the brass adjustment screws and the post to base connection hardware. The double shelf is for you pencils, eraser, rosin, stereo remote, etc. and the supports feature a notch to place your bow. It breaks down for shipping. I am also planning on making matching practice chairs and wood clips to hold music in place just in case your practice room is drafty. The woods on this piece are South American Leopardwood and Wenge. Other species are available. I would like to get some feedback from you musicians on the stand and what you would like in a practice chair. Thank you, Eiji Fuller
  7. ahhhh...that certainly is a funny looking guitar then. cello
  8. That guitar back is nice.
  9. Its actually South American Leopardwood which is a much harder, more red, and has a more consistent density than the Australia's Queensland Lacewood. Too bad for me is that I can only get it in 600 board ft quantities at the moment. I will be making 2 more stands with Ribbon Sapele. The particular board has got some nice flame in the grain. Which will give the desk a nice character. I dont think I will be going into the folding stand game. too many players and I am not a machinist. I will have 3 models of the stand to start. Gasparo Stand - 14 x 22" desk with double shelf del Gesu Stand- 14 x 22" desk with single shelf Strad Stand- 13 x 20" desk with single shelf. Plus: Matching chairs, wood music clips, pencil holders. Question. Do you string musicians prefer the shelf notches for your bow or a clip on hook on which to hang it? Eiji
  10. Thank you guys for all the comments. I have been thinking about accessories to go with the stand. Mentioned were: a light, some sweet little wood clips, wood pencil cup. I will get started on the clips and an attachable pencil holder. I was thinking a matching practice chair would be nice. Something akin to a Maloof sitting chair. Not a rocker. Any thoughts on a matching chair?
  11. Ok, its too strong for you. I get it. I am very enthusiastic about the design as you all may have noticed. I was the one who pointed out my thin skin. was it a thin skin, really? I dont think so. I was defending a construction detail that was labelled by someone as questionable joinery. Which in my book was an ignorant statement without knowing the connection details. I welcome all constructive feedback on the design and feel of the piece. Of course not everyone could like it. Not everyone appreciates contemporary design and would prefer a more traditional look. Some like a solid desk, and some like fretwork. Whatever. I like it and I am putting it out there. So I am not a luthier. Does that make me not welcome here? Eiji
  12. Here are some better pics.
  13. The proportions of the desk may not be perfect in aesthetic guide lines like the golden rule, but I was asked to build it to that size (14"T x 22"W) to accomodate oversized music like opera music. I did build another with a 12.5" x 20" desk with a single shelf and that looked a little light IMO. To each his own I guess.
  14. What would ever possess you to lean on a music stand? Obviously the stand was made to support itself and any amount of music you could possibly fit onto the desk. This stand weighs a little less than 18 lbs. The woods are very dense so a less dense wood like Mahogany or Sapele would weigh in at about 15 -16 pounds. A standard size desk would also lessen the weight. Keep in mind that this would not be a stand you would want to carry around to your gigs. It would be a music room stand.
  15. Dean, I guess we were typing at the same time. I purposefully did not use traditional legs. They would not fit this design. But I still stand on the strength of the post to base attachment being as strong as any other base design.