The toughest project I have ever built...Maloof inspired Music Stand

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Project by ScottMorrison posted 1577 days ago 11066 views 84 times favorited 70 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Don’t get me wrong, I love getting orders from clients, but when someone places an order for one of these, I cringe just a tad because I know what’s coming. These things are a BEAR to build. But afterward, when I am relaxing and smoking my Victory Cigar, it is all worth the effort (also shown is a cherry Duet version).

In fact, I think I’ll light a cigar now…I deserve it.

Thanks for looking my fellow woodworking friends!

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#1 posted 1577 days ago

wow nice enjoy that cigar

-- Lynn "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 1577 days ago

I’m impressed! It’s beautiful.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 1577 days ago

Scott…...Very nice!! I think you deserve a glass of scotch to go along with that cigar.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#4 posted 1577 days ago

they couldn’t be prettier

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 1577 days ago

I’m with Scott, cigar and Scotch this is one for the favorite bin…BC

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#6 posted 1577 days ago

Way ahead of you guys. I have a glass of 18 year old Glenlivet in hand as we speak (type). Life is good. Thanks for the kind words…

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#7 posted 1577 days ago

You’re going to drive everyone nuts with this one.

It’s Incredible…

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 1577 days ago

Scott….It’s beautiful!

Let me ask you though. What exactly, makes this music stand more of a bear than say a Maloof style rocker, or a Maloof style low back?

-- "The trouble with people idiot-proofing things, is the resulting evolution of the idiot."

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#9 posted 1577 days ago

Absolutely love it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 1577 days ago

Todd – That’s fair I guess, it drives me nuts building one.

Tony_S – Good question. I would have to say it’s because of the intracacies of the sculpting and shaping. The templates I’ve created will build the rough forms, but at some point, you have to grit your teeth and start sculpting, which in this case means hours of grinding, rasping and sanding. Millimeter by millimeter, you sneak up on a final shape, using your eye as a guide and raw nerve to push ahead, knowing that one wrong move will ruin hundreds of dollars in wood and weeks of work. Not to mention the multitude of individual parts, which must all fit together precisely. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

Rob – I can only build a few per year because they take so much time…more than I’d like. I’d say each single version takes about 25 hours total. I make money on them, but only just barely. Sometimes I decline building them if I get too busy.

Hope this helps…

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#11 posted 1577 days ago

25 hours…not 250. Heck I’d never get one done if they were 250. Haha…I’d need an entire CASE of scotch. I guess it’s not the length of the time, but the intensity of the work that makes it so dang nerve-wracking.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#12 posted 1577 days ago

That is a stunning piece of work. Very well done. I’m sure your client was extremely happy with it.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#13 posted 1577 days ago

This is an absolutely gorgeous piece. I think you deserve a whole box of fine cigars for this one. I can only imagine the difficulty involved.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 1577 days ago

fantastic work those smooth lines look poured not rasped


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#15 posted 1577 days ago

A great piece and a great single malt…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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