Looking at the picture above I have a song running through my head, “Oh, what shall we do with the drunken sailor?” Those stupid little bars to join the legs together, they will go in the bin!
When I overhaul a set of timps, there is a lot of work involved over a period of days or even weeks. My approach is to fix everything properly; I am after all a professional and that is what I am being paid to do. However not everyone is as conscientious, and in the end, you get what you pay for. So when I work on timpani, I am fixing problems associated with wear and tear, and the dogs dinner that the previous person made of the job. The posts on timpani pick out examples of problems I encounter, rather than me writing, and you reading the same thing every time I do a set of timpani (which is why I have coloured this bit blue).
So before I get to the legs, I have to decide whether I need to raise the toe.
In this case it is evident that the toe does need to come up a lot. That is level, and the adjustable casters are at their lowest position. With that decision made I can look at the legs.
What I did notice is how badly the castings were cleaned up (or not).
This post continues in 1247: Slingerland timp (pt 2)