Music Stands with Brass accents

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Project by Alan Young posted 07-02-2018 01:07 PM 818 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just delivered this pair of music stands completed in June 2018. These stands are a variation of the 2015 “Mancini” Music Stands that I built for the Salmagundi Club of New York City.

These new stands feature an improved Desk Angle Adjustment Mechanism-designed by my father-Roland Young. These stands are made from Cherry, Maple and Brass. I did all the brass work. Finish is Black Furniture Paint and Lacquer. The new Desk Angle Adjustment Mechanism features a front activated- spring loaded lever that allows the user to shift the angle of music from flat-0 degrees to straight up and down – 90 degrees and three angles in between.

The brass handle lever allows the user to lock and unlock the swivel feature.

When the lever is pushed down the desk can be rotated 360 degrees or removed entirely from the brass extension pole.

When the brass lever is pulled up the desk is locked in place and will not rotate or be pulled off the brass extension rod.

This entire mechanism was designed and built by my father-Roland Young of Grand Forks, North Dakota




The mechanism allows for five fixed angle positions:






More pictures can be seen here:
Thanks for looking-Alan

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#1 posted 07-02-2018 01:16 PM

Absolutely beautiful work. You are a true artisan in the craft.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 07-02-2018 02:11 PM

Fantastic build!
I grew up in Grand Forks! I’m familiar with his drywall lifts, but had no idea he was an inventor of these music stand hardwares – I’m not surprised I guess.

-- Pete

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#3 posted 07-02-2018 10:31 PM

Alan, whenever I see “music” and “brass” in a project I know it is one of yours. This is another in a long line of your masterpieces. Well done!

-- Art

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#4 posted 07-02-2018 10:49 PM

Extremely nice.

Many unique inventions come from ND and MN and then become a world wide used product.

The “Bobcat” was invented and improved in both states before becoming a universal world used machine.
Te “Stieger Tractor” first articulated 4 wheel drive ones, now case/IH/New Holland and made in Fargo ND is another example.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 07-03-2018 01:20 AM

Thanks everyone. Yes Inventivness is prevalent back home. My Dad Roland and his Brother-Richard Young-had their own machine shop for many years before Dad invented the PanelLift Drywall lifter. They also worked with Andy Freeman-on his invention of the HeadBolt Heater.

Problem solving is bred into people where mother nature presents challenges!

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#6 posted 07-03-2018 11:50 AM


-- Doug...

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#7 posted 07-04-2018 05:11 AM


ALL of your music stands are always outstanding. These do not disappoint. The brass work just puts them over-the-top.

As a kid the HeadBolt heater kept us from being stuck on the farm in northern Wisconsin for much of the winter. None of the small towns around us had parking meters, but some businesses had outlets installed by their parking spaces so employees could plug in their HeadBolt heaters.

Almost 25 years ago, my husband and I decided that we could drywall our bathroom ceiling with some homemade jacks. He soon found out just want a wimp I am. We bought a PanelLift and saved our marriage!

Thank your Dad for making our lives better!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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