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Project by jerry118 posted 2329 days ago 1647 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this stand for my granddaughter, at the time she played the violin, but now is a cellist. The stand is adjustable in height, and the music holder tilts as well.

The height adjustment is done by a slot in the slining portion through which a threaded rod with knobs on each end allow the height to be set. Instead of fully rabbeting out the upright to accomodate the sliding inner portion of the stand, I inserted a strip of walnut on the front and back of the post for a visual interest. The remainder of the stand is oak.

-- Jerry, Wichita KS





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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2329 days ago

Hi Jerry,

This is nice. At one time I only built a project with a single wood species. However I have come to see the light with respect to using contrasting woods. You did a good job here and added a nice detail to this piece by adding the walnut.

I am sure that your grandaughter appreciates the stand and the effort you put into the piece.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2329 days ago

Pretty good job! Very versatile.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2329 days ago

Nice work. The walnut does give a nice contrast.

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snowdog

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#4 posted 2329 days ago

Looks great, how heavy is it? I want to build one but am concerned about it becoming to cumbersome, is weight ever a problem?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Peter Oxley

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#5 posted 2328 days ago

I’ve been thinking of building a music stand. I really like the look of this! Your height adjustment is completely different from what I was thinking – I might have to do some re-thinking! Does the tilt slip at all, or does it stay put?

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jerry118

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#6 posted 2328 days ago

Peter O

Locking knobs on the tilt apply enough friction to hold the shelf in any desired position. A U shaped aluminum channel is the reciever of the height adjustment top. An O-ring or flat rubber washer (can’t remember which) between the wood and the aluminum provides all of the necessary friction after the clampup.

-- Jerry, Wichita KS

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 2328 days ago

Great looking stand. Another family heirloom.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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