Music Stand

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Project by Skylark53 posted 06-15-2010 03:28 PM 3373 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The music stand is for my church music director to use when directing the sanctuary choir. The oak and the fluted stand are taken from the architecture and design of the sanctuary. The mechanics of the stand are my interpretation of what I garnered from seeing what other LJs have done with similar projects. Many thanks to you all for your generous sharing attitudes and actions.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#1 posted 06-15-2010 03:54 PM

Really neat, now I have a new project to get to. My friend is building my son a flat top fiddle or a classical violin, depending on how the violin goes together as this is his first attempt at that, as my son plays viola. So it sure would be cool for him to have a custom stand to go with his custom instrument.

That stand sure looks beautiful.

BTW, could you share a closeup of, or explain how, you made the pivot for the sheet music holder? Thanks in advance.

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#2 posted 06-15-2010 05:27 PM

Beautifully done. Mechanically pleasing. Now going to church will remind you of what a great woodworker you are!

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#3 posted 06-15-2010 05:34 PM

Beautiful music stand.

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#4 posted 06-15-2010 05:39 PM

nice music stand A-MEN!!!!!!!!

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#5 posted 06-15-2010 05:59 PM

well done – this is a great project with a lot of variables , i changed the mechanics on my son’s 4 or 5 times during the build – really enjoyed it

-- -erik & christy-

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#6 posted 06-15-2010 11:47 PM

really nice

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#7 posted 06-16-2010 04:08 AM

Great music stand. The fluting really stands out and the top portion where the music rests looks terrific.
Good job!


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#8 posted 06-16-2010 10:24 PM

looking good man


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#9 posted 06-17-2010 09:37 PM

Nice stand, man. Did it take 1,000 hrs like mine did!?lol

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#10 posted 06-18-2010 12:08 AM

Thanks, I had a great time building it. Erik, not only did the mechanics give me a fit, I adjusted and finetuned, even abandoned some ideas to get to the end. As for the number of hours, less than a thousand on the actual finished project, but if you count in the peices and parts I set aside…....

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 06-18-2010 08:28 PM

Beautiful stand & fantastic craftsmanship. Well done.

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#12 posted 06-19-2010 02:57 PM

Stunning! Nice design and craftsmanship. This is something your music director will certainly cherish.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#13 posted 06-23-2010 06:16 AM

This is a very nicely designed music stand. It looks like it is will made. You did a great job building it. I would have made it all out of stained wood. I think the white takes away from the rest of the stand. LOL Thats just me. I am sure everybody loved it and that is all that matters.

God Bless

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#14 posted 02-26-2011 07:40 AM

very nice piece … I’m sure it is appreciated

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#15 posted 03-19-2013 02:45 AM

Rick, this is great. You did an awesome job. Very clean looking.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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