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Walnut Conductor Stand

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Project by RogerM posted 982 days ago 1368 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stand was a graduation gift for a music student going on to graduate school. The stand is made of black walnut with brass hardware. The pedestal is made of a black walnut gunstock blank obtained from the Conasaga River Lumber Mill in the early 1970’s. The remainder of the wood in this stand came from a black walnut log cut in Aiken, South Carolina that was cut 4 years ago. It was dried in the wood racks in my shop for over 3 years before it was made into the conductor stand.

Each of the three legs are cut from black walnut stock aligning them with the grain of the wood in a manner that gives them the most strength. They are affixed to the pedestal using a large sliding dovetail joint and reinforced with a handmade brass spider made in my shop. The brass tilting mechanism is of my own design and was hand cut from a piece of ammunition brass in my shop. The solid brass oval knobs are cabinet knobs that I drilled out and threaded for this application

The platform is constructed of two pieces of book matched black walnut and incorporates an adjustable lip to best suit preferences for turning pages, etc. It is affixed to the platform using a bread board joint to hold the platform flat and allow for expansion and contraction. It also incorporates a small nook on the underside of the platform to hold a baton.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC





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s_grifter

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#1 posted 982 days ago

Thats really cool, and quite beautiful

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RogerM

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#2 posted 982 days ago

Thank you for the compliment. This was the first music stand thatI have built. Based on the feedback I have been getting from it’s owner I guess I could make a business of this. Unfortunately I would probably starve to death as it takes me so long to do something like this.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 981 days ago

Welcome to LJs
A nice piece ,well done. I would be a little concerned about the point on the brass part .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RogerM

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#4 posted 981 days ago

Understand about the brass piece. There are two clamping points that put pressure on the brass plate which seems to work well. I have made a guitar stand of similar design (see photos) and both are holding up well.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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SteveGaskins

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#5 posted 980 days ago

Roger, nice work. Love the walnut, design and craftmanship. Welcome to LJs and nice to see another from SC here.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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RogerM

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#6 posted 980 days ago

Steve, thanks for the compliment. Where in SC might you be located? Perhaps we could compare notes sometime?

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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