This is a height adjustable bell frame with an integral step that I made a couple of years ago. The concept was brought to me by a musician for me to design and realise. It has come back to have a modification made.
The problem is the depth of the step; the playing position is too close to the bells. The only practical solution is for me to replace the solid board with two halves that open out like a book.
Now that I am satisfied that it will work, and more importantly, will solve the problem, I need to make some legs. Unfortunately I will need four legs so that it is a free standing unit; I don’t like the idea of standing on something with two legs and relying on the hinges to hold the other end.
The new step made and tested – I jump on it as hard as I can.
Like all of my frames, I make them as simple to use as possible. One wing screw needs to be undone to fold the legs in.
The same wing screw now goes back, and holds the whole assembly in place for transportation.
The story continues in 1241: Bell Frame (pt 2)