Stylized Flute Stand

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 07-01-2018 09:02 PM 853 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dear sister invited me to a flute camp’ s recital in Asheville, NC held on their final day . I enjoyed the whole trip and learned some things, one of which was that such a thing as a flute camp even existed. My sister showed me a fellow student’s flute stand. – another thing I never knew even existed. She asked if I might make her one, saying that she had one but it wasn’t ‘anything to write home about’. Translation: It was some cheap make do with no character that she’d bought somewhere.

My version is a little over six inches in diameter with a seven inch spindle. It is made from walnut with hard maple intarsia stylized heart inlays for decoration. Finish is marine varnish – I use that for just about everything except my teeth. It was fun to make and I got a little carried away as happens often with me. I turned a recess in the bottom into which I poured two pounds of molten lead as ballast so the stand doesn’t tip over in use. The spindle is removable, and the biggest challenge of the project was getting a brass nut inset into the base, and the matching threaded brass rod in the spindle so that everything lined up properly in the end.

A layer of felt is glued on the bottom, and I sewed up a simple little felt carrying bag for transport between gigs.

My payoff is that my sister loves it!

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#1 posted 07-01-2018 09:31 PM

Sweet!! Good to put some ballast into it. I played clarinet and never bothered to make one, just used a store bought one. Might be because I was never very good??? LOL

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

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 09:53 PM

Looks like a great project. Glad your sister likes it. Next time u go you probably take a dozen of them with you to sell.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#3 posted 07-02-2018 12:36 AM

Very nice

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 07-02-2018 03:16 PM

That is really nice.

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#5 posted 07-02-2018 04:48 PM

Pretty, functional, and will be APPRECIATED! What more can we ever achieve?

All that makes it a great project.

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#6 posted 07-02-2018 04:59 PM

Great project

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