Design & Construction by quentin Irvine
© 2009 quentin Irvine
Design & Construction by quentin Irvine

A Balancing Act

This is another dumpster inspired object. I found this old microphone stand in the dumpster of a recording studio in Richmond near my house, i really liked the look of the banged up paint on the stand showing the different metals that it was made of, and decided to turn it into a little table which could be used as a speaker stand, or small display table, but i have used it as a camera stand and as a table which sits next to my drawing board to hold all the equipment which i use to draw, without it rolling of the drawing board. The ply wood table section was cut from a beautiful piece of ply which came from the same dumpster and the long skinny all steel weight was found in the dumpster of a commercial construction site in South Melbourne.

This piece asks: Why can't a microphone stand be turned into a table? and Why cant it be "a table", "an interesting piece of industrial looking junk" and "an apparatus for the demonstration/illustration of the concept of what engineers know of as torque and what physicists refer to as a moment of force" all at the one time? Ideas like this tickle my mind in the most pleasant way.

I also like the fact that you can play slash interact with this object - if a very heavy object is placed on the table top, the tube which the table is attached to can be moved left or right, thereby adjusting its pivot point, and allowing the weight to apply more torque to the tube to hold hold up the table.

 

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© 2009 quentin Irvine