16 month Music Stand

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Project by pressjockey posted 11-21-2015 01:43 AM 1156 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished my wife’s Christmas gift from last year. I designed this on the fly and it was stuck in my head for most of the 16 months. I would work on it a little and get stuck on what to do next so I would put it aside. The octagon shaped main post was actually the first piece I made and the feet were the last. It is made from walnut and maple. The height adjustment uses a threaded insert and aliminum inlay. There is a hidden pencil drawer in the shelf. I used a magnetic push catch off an old entertainment stand to hold the drawer in. I plan on replacing the nobs with shop made nobs. I will post pics when I do. The finish is about 5 coats of wipe on poly and furniture past wax. I am very pleased with the way it turned out.

-- Pete, Whitehall, PA

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 04:56 AM

And you should be pleased. Its beautiful! And nicely thought out. Nice job on getting unstuck.

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#2 posted 11-21-2015 12:12 PM

Someday I’m going to make a music stand… And when I do, I’m going to try and incorporate your cool pencil drawer idea! Great job and kudos on the perseverance.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 11-21-2015 05:17 PM

Very Nice! The pencil drawer is a great idea.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 11-21-2015 06:03 PM

A Very Nice gift I am sure she will appreciate it.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 03:20 PM

This is really quite nice. Thanks for sharing, and for the ideas!

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 06:26 PM

This is a beautiful design and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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