Music Stand

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Project by DocK16 posted 12-06-2009 03:43 AM 3587 views 13 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this directors stand for a college music professor who has been a wonderful influence on both my sons in their college careers. The design evolved from one I posted prevoiusly. It is the first time I have incorporated any metalwork into a project. (The staff lines are metal wires.) The wood is cherry, including the notes. I carved small groves in the back of each note for the wires to set in and help the glue hold better. I’m happy with the end result, I think it’s a unique design.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 03:49 AM

That is very unique… nice job!!!

-- -Bob, Portland, Maine

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 04:21 AM

I love it Dock you did a Great job ! Garyk just posted a project and stated he has problems when working with Cherry I’m curious if you have a difficulties working with it also?

Outstanding work!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 04:22 AM

This is beautiful! My favorite yet! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 04:37 AM

Cherry is one of my favorite woods. It can be blochy when stained so I always use a washcoat of dewaxed shellac before staining or dyeing. If you don’t want to do either just set your porject by the window, several months of exposure to ultraviolet light causes it to turn a dark red.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 04:59 AM

That is a beautiful music stand, Dock. My son came in the room while I was looking at it and remarked how nice it was. He is a musician too, so he was naturally interested in it.

You have done an excellent job on this!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 05:04 AM

Thanks Dock that sounds like great advice. I myself would not want to stain or dye cherry I really like it before and after it ages .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#7 posted 12-06-2009 05:04 AM

That is beautiful DocK. Cherry is one of my favorites also. I see you’re putting that Legacy Mill to use.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#8 posted 12-06-2009 05:08 AM

Very cool! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 12-06-2009 12:17 PM

some day I am going to make a music stand for my daughter.. some day.. I had thought of using music notes as well .. but the wire!! OH yah.. brilliant.

“some day” I might just have to copy this design! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 12-06-2009 01:15 PM

Very impressive stand. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 12-06-2009 02:39 PM

I like it. Very nice design and beautiful workmanship.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#12 posted 12-06-2009 04:26 PM

Beautiful stand Dock, I remember your other one. Nice one too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 12-06-2009 04:46 PM

Well done!

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#14 posted 12-06-2009 05:50 PM

Beautiful work!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#15 posted 12-06-2009 06:52 PM

people alway´s said a music stand is a music stand
no I said there is music stand and then there are a Lumber Jock stand
butyful stand, like it ,the way to go


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