The objective now is to get the project up onto a stand in order to help with the painting. A hole is bored into the lug for the stand pole to fit into.
This huge washer will be used in the lug detail.
Another detail is this hex head PVC plug I got from the local hardware store. I'll cut most of it off leaving only the hex head.
Glued together and "draft" sprayed to check the look.
The result is a faux detail to give the look of a pivot bolt. These pieces are actually just glued to the surface of the lug.
First of many, many coats of industrial aluminum spray paint. This is the stuff that contains actual aluminum paste in the paint formula. There is lots of sanding going on between coats to eliminate any clue that the underlying surface is actually wood.
A never before seen photo. I hand painted all the recesses with flat black paint. Under normal lighting you will not see this kind of detail. This was a trick I learned while I was working at Disney. The trick is to never shine a light down directly into it like in this photo. The logo is a temporary test fitting.
I bought this cast iron microphone stand at a local music store. I liked It because it has an art deco look to it and it was cheap. One issue was the scale of the pole. It just didn't have the diameter to match the project's scale.
The solution was this chrome kitchen sink drain pipe extension with beauty piece. Also shown here is a 10-24 threaded steel rod, fender washer and wing nut.
The drain pipe extension will fit over the original microphone stand pole. To align all this I bored an additional stepped concentric hole into the lug.
The threaded steel rod is inserted through the lug and fastened into the inside of the equipment compartment.
The chrome extension tube and beauty piece are slipped over the rod and inserted into the lug.
The original stand pole is Dremeled off at the proper height and inserted into the tube/rod/lug concoction. A wing nut with a fender washer is used to tighten up the whole mess. This pinched together all of the components. Don't you just love wing nuts? I'll take every opportunity to use them.