Flute stand

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Project by dgom posted 01-10-2018 05:32 PM 586 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This flute stand was a christmas present for my daughter. It is made from a piece of slightly spalted birch that was turned on the lathe. The peg was mounted in a hole that I drilled in the base piece. The whole stand was then treated with boiled linseed oil which makes the grain come out nice.

I was thinking that if the flute is exposed and not in its case all the time then it will hopefully be used more frequently and spontaneously.

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 11:42 AM

Having the instrument out certainly works with my guitars! I can’t walk by without grabbing one of them a playing a bit.
Have to ask about the size of the base on this. It just doesn’t look wide enough to keep from tipping over or is weight an issue as well? I just got my first flute (E-Bay – I hope to learn to play every instrument before I shuffle off) and thought I might build one of these but was afraid of damage from falling over…

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 09:25 PM

The diameter of the base is 15 cm (~6’‘) and is 3.5 cm high (~1.5’‘) and weighs 0.5 kg (quite dense birch). Tried to tip it but it just rocks back into stable position. The flute is not that heavy so that’s why it is reasonably stable. The peg for the flute is about 10 cm (~4’‘). Law of physics states that it will not tip as long as the center of mass (flute+base) is inside the circle of the base. In normal position the center of mass is just right above the center of the base and thus is in a stable position.

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 12:53 AM

Thanks for the info! I’ll be putting one together this weekend!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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