Thought i would start a thread for my Farnsworth stand build. Got some stuff in and still searching for some. I found the base for sure. The pole parts i am 75% sure i have the right ones. They come from 1 lamp. I get the feeling there were either 2 stands or one got changed around a little.
Here is a compilation of pics i have gathered. The top section is what i think was the original stand and the stand i am building first. It seems like they used all the brass parts from the same lamp. The second group is what i think was either the same stand with one spacer removed or they built another and left one brass spacer piece out and added the felt. The felt also comes from the lamp. I am not going to share the lamp just yet. I will in time though.
Here are some of the parts i have, not much but you have to start somewhere. I bought #10 screws. They have a 5/32 head diam. and look correct. I also bought #10 washers but i think i need the #12's which the store was out of , of coarse. The 10's are only 3/8 diam and too small and i need something closer to 1/2" wide. The #14's are closer to 5/8 and too big.
I also bought some 3/4 x 1/16 brass flat stock to make the rear U bracket that holds the pole to the easle part.
From what i have been able to tell the easle and back brace are 3/4" thick wood and the top part with the red light and brass screws is 5/8" thick but may be 3/4 also . It just looks a little thinner than the main board. I guess when i find some proper sized wood i will see how it looks and see if it is correct. I am trying to find something antique that has a similar looking wood to it that i can butcher.
I have not found a suitably red light yet. They are not the same as the BK tester red light. Those are way too big. I also have not really been able to tell what those side and top "rivits" are. They look a bit copperish in some pics. I also have not found the proper brass corner pieces. The ones on the prop have 2 nails to secure it to each of the sides and the ones i have found only have one nail in the middle so it's not so easy to just modify with another hole. They may indeed be antiques also.
The parts on the left of the brass flat came with the lamp. the right side nut and threaded part are from the chase lamp.
This compilation pic is just for reference.
Some bigger pics.