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Project by Danpaddles posted 01-27-2012 04:36 PM 4565 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Music stands, part 2- I have finished the two stands referred to. Curly Maple, Walnut. Can not hardly see the finish diff., but one is watco with wax over it. The other is one coat watco, then waterlox, thinned slightly to wipe on. Wax over again. Some difference in my time to apply the waterlox, and it just does not look or feel all that much better than the Watco stand. I had similar results on the boxes (I will post in a minute-).

Critique? Please, blast away, while it may be gratifying to hear nice words, I plan to do two more of these at some point, I know I can make them better, with your help.

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Made this for my son for xmas. My own design. His music teacher likes it, so I’m presently making two more to sell, one to the teacher, maybe one on Etsy. I am using curly maple this time.

The stand pictured is plain maple and walnut, with Watco and wax finish.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#1 posted 01-27-2012 04:37 PM

oh, the box sitting next to it was sized to hold our Rummikub game! It is white oak with a (?) rosewood? lid.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#2 posted 01-27-2012 06:02 PM

Very nice music stand.


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#3 posted 01-27-2012 06:32 PM

It looks very nice. You may do very well with these.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 01-27-2012 06:49 PM

thanks for the kind words, I just came in from putting another layer of Watco on the curly maple ones. Give me a week, I’ll post those, the maple really pops!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#5 posted 01-27-2012 07:43 PM

Great job. I really like your tilt and height mechanisms. WELL DONE!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 01-28-2012 12:26 AM

I’ve been thinking of making one of these for my daughter who is a choir instructor and maybe (?) her husband who is a band director.

Yours looks like it can be moved up and down. I see what looks like two pins. If so, how is that done? It also looks like the portion that holds the music can be set at different angles. Perhaps when you post the photos of the maple ones, you can show more of those features.

This one looks great. i am sure your son really appreciates the nice work.

One more thing, welcome to Lumberjocks. You’ll like it here.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#7 posted 01-28-2012 12:38 AM

@pimzedd- as the stand is now, it would be short for someone standing, but of course, it could be made taller. Yes, it is adjustable, over a range of about a foot and a half (he plays cello, sitting.) And, yes, the angle can be changed, from vertical to horizontal. I’d be glad to shoot some details for you, but you might want to look at some actual plans that hit my inbox just this week (too late to help me!).

or this-

Mine is probably a little easier to build, and much lighter looking. If mine was made tall, I would have concerns about stability, but the feet could be longer. They have a much smaller range of angles, but that could be fixed easy enough.

Look over that plan, if you still want I’ll put up some details of my stand later.

My next design project will be a matching stand to hold the cello up off the floor. Although, this cello has never sounded quite right anyway since mom dropped a folding table on it last Summer.

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#8 posted 01-28-2012 06:05 AM

There’s nothing quite like a wooden music stand to go with a nice instrument.
I like the giant violin pegs – fitting detail!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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