Music stand

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Project by bearkatwood posted 10-27-2015 10:51 PM 2867 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second music stand made from myrtle and walnut. It was a challenge to myself to see if I could make a music stand you could adjust with one hand. I just about got it, but I got a little lazy with the lifting part, you still have to use two hands for that.

It is seen with a bench, but I will save that for another project post. The top swivels in the base and it has a ratcheting armature that holds the face in place to angle the book and with the push of a button you can lower it back down using one hand. The notched arm is made from laminated maple. It breaks down into two pieces to ship, if I were to do it again I think I might make it more collapsible. I included some pictures of the back with a tape measure if it helps someone to try to make a similar mechanism.

I had posted a video years ago of it, forgive the quality it is a bit grainy and the music is awful but licence free. I don’t like copy right violations. I had a lot of fun making it and hope to make some more music stands in the future. Thanks,

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 10-27-2015 11:06 PM

Very beautiful work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 12:08 AM

Outstanding stand!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 10-28-2015 12:19 AM

Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 10-28-2015 12:29 AM

Its so beautiful! My accordion playing would improve just by being in the same room with it.

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#5 posted 10-28-2015 01:24 AM

Holy cats! That’s beautiful! I have a dream of building a music stand as cleverly executed.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 10-28-2015 01:26 AM


-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 10-28-2015 01:00 PM

Beautiful project!

-- Seeing is believing.

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#8 posted 10-28-2015 02:27 PM

Wow, there’s woodworking projects and then there’s Art projects! This is a work of Art, well done sir!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 11-04-2015 05:39 PM

This is really great. I’d love to try to make something like this for myself.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#10 posted 11-10-2015 03:28 AM

Beautiful work. I especially like the one hand functionality.

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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