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Modern Music Stand Cherry and Sycamore

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Project by CharlesA posted 09-21-2017 10:46 AM 1168 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw a pic like this on the web and decided to try to make one for a long-term colleague. It took a lot of prototyping to try to get it right. I made the original foot too narrow, so had to make it much wider for stability.

Foot: one template, two models
Leg: One template, three models to get to right hight
Mechanism: 5 models to get that right

The foot,leg, and frame are cherry, the “desk” face is quartersawn sycamore. the pictures don’t do justice to the sycamore.

Finished with natural Danish oil using a technique I just picked up from Bob Flexner After the initial application apply with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. My word I love this finish. It is as smooth as they come.

Some more pictures of the build:

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson





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Dave Rutan

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 11:18 AM

Very nifty, Charles!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 09-21-2017 12:36 PM

Well done! The word graceful first came to mind. It shows the the efforts you took. It should be very useful as well as a work of art.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#3 posted 09-21-2017 01:21 PM

I’ve seen this stand online and have been wanting to make one for my son as well. Thanks for the inspiration.

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#4 posted 09-21-2017 02:15 PM

Nice work. This is the first music stand I’ve seen where the height adjusts at the table instead of the stand itself. Very cool.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 09-21-2017 02:37 PM



Nice work. This is the first music stand I ve seen where the height adjusts at the table instead of the stand itself. Very cool.

- JayT

It moves up and down about 10”. In this case for sitting or standing with a guitar or other like instruments.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 09-21-2017 03:43 PM

It’s a beautiful stand and a nice design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 09-21-2017 04:41 PM

Pretty impressive! And I’m going to have to give that finishing technique a try!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#8 posted 09-22-2017 08:59 AM

Outstanding piece of work, Charles!!!

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#9 posted 09-22-2017 12:10 PM

Nicely done. I’d seen those when looking for inspiration for lecterns. You nailed it!

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#10 posted 09-25-2017 09:25 PM

Nice.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 10-01-2017 03:00 AM

Very nice!! Great set of pictures too.

-- Greg, Tucson Az, www.etsy.com/shop/lostriverwoodcrafts

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