The Maloof Library Series #7: Not for the timid...Maloof inspired Music Stand

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Blog entry by ScottMorrison posted 05-12-2011 05:58 AM 1873 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A while back, I posted some pictures of the most difficult project I had ever attempted…the Maloof Music Stand. Much to my surprise, quite a few woodworkers have expressed an interest in tackling this thing, so I have finally put together templates and a detailed instruction booklet for anyone who thinks they’re up for the challenge.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. ;)

You can have a look Here


Scott Morrison

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#1 posted 05-12-2011 11:56 AM

Not yet, but someday soon. Beautiful. Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 05-12-2011 03:13 PM

I’ve heard/read you describing this as “challenging” a few times. It obviously looks quite complex, but what makes it so specifically challenging for you?

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#3 posted 05-12-2011 04:03 PM

Good question…

I am not a turner, by any stretch, so turning the center shaft to a consistent diameter across it’s entire length was a bear. I had to do it over several times. Also, the small, intricate parts, how they fit together and the shaping of each one was sometimes frustrating. I had to learn patience…not my strong suit. Training my eyes to see it and make it symmetrical was also hard since some of it just has to be done by eye. Balance was an issue as well…but not as tough as other things.
Overall, I’d say it was a culmination of a lot of small challenges which amounted to a big one.
Hope this answers your question.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#4 posted 05-12-2011 06:12 PM

Oooh, nice! I’ve recently taking to using a standing desk for computer stuff. Right now that’s a box on top of my regular desk that I put my laptop on, but I’m also playing around with setting up a workstation I can use with an exercise bike. Gonna be examining this carefully for repurposing as a laptop stand.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#5 posted 05-12-2011 06:18 PM

It looks like a very demanding project to me with lots of unforgiving shaping chores. It’s not my style but I respect it a great deal. I’m not surprised that so many are interested in tackling it. Awesome work!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 10:45 PM

This is definitely on my bucket list so I’m glad you put the plans together.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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