Black Lacquer and Brass Music Stands

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Project by Alan Young posted 06-04-2015 05:34 PM 1345 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pair of Music Stands in Black Lacquer and Brass for the Salmagundi Club of New York. The design features an adjustable Desk Angle Mechanism that locks in place at 0-30-60-90 degree positions, also a Brass/ black epoxy filled medallion of the Salmagundi Club logo. I designed and fabricated all Brass and Wood pieces of these stands.

Pictures above are in my neighbor’s home. These pictures are of the stands at the Salmagundi Club.

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#1 posted 06-04-2015 06:09 PM

Alan – absolutely gorgeous! Clearly you are an excellent craftsman, well done. Thank you for sharing -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 06-04-2015 06:13 PM

Stunning. As a musician and a woodworker. Stunning!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#3 posted 06-04-2015 06:32 PM

Beautiful! Elegant and great style. I’m working on a few music stands myself but need to know where did you get the hardware? The hardest part of my build is finding well made hardware for them.

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Alan Young

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#4 posted 06-04-2015 08:07 PM

I designed and fabricated all of the brass mechanisms and hardware.

I looked into having these pieces outsourced through a 3D printing process but decided in the end to make it myself. I drew up a design on the computer-printed it out and glued it to the surface of a brass plate. I then free hand milled out the profile and refined it with lots of hand filing and sanding.


I mixed up some black epoxy and filled the relief with it.

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#5 posted 06-04-2015 10:01 PM

beautiful music stands. Your woodworking and metal working is superb.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 06-04-2015 11:24 PM

Wow, these are really fantastic. They look professional and elegant, well done. Machining all that brass must have taken a while.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 06-05-2015 02:25 AM

Beautiful work. Outstanding job. Love the design and the craftsmanship.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#8 posted 06-05-2015 02:37 AM

Impressive! The brass work really is striking against the black finish.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 06-05-2015 10:33 AM

Wow! As a full time musician, these would be an amazing stand to use and perform on. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#10 posted 06-05-2015 12:20 PM

Fine work indeed. The stands are beautiful, and the handcrafted medallion and brass work truly distinguish these pieces as exceptional. Well done, and thanks for sharing.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#11 posted 06-05-2015 01:19 PM

As a part time musician, those would be awesome to use. Beautiful work!

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#12 posted 06-05-2015 04:30 PM

Just beautiful! Another musician here…I wonder if these beautiful stands would improve my mediocre playing?! Congratulations – they’re great!

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#13 posted 06-05-2015 09:41 PM

Beautiful work and an outstanding result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 06-05-2015 11:05 PM

Very nicely designed and built. Great finish.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 06-07-2015 01:23 AM

Never mind.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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