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Project by kayakguy posted 04-28-2012 02:10 AM 2269 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I tend to make birthday presents for each other. This was my present to Toni for LAST YEAR. Ok, so it’s almost a year late. But I finally finished it. This is the first time I have done any kind of inlay, much less crushed stone inlay. The music on the stand is the first two measures of “As time goes by”, the song we first danced to at our wedding. Happy very belated birthday my dear!

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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#1 posted 04-28-2012 02:16 AM

thats a wonderful gift for your wife, and you did a wonderful job, i like the in lay you have done , im sure she loved it, how could she not, great gift…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 04-28-2012 02:17 AM

Nice work and you know it will be used often

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 02:28 AM

’ another day older
and deeper in debt’
(the only song i know the words to)


that was close kayak
but came in on a good note

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 02:44 AM

That is awesome. I only hope she didn’t make you a gift that required her to destroy or give away all of her sheet music.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 03:03 AM

Very nice work and a cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 04:59 AM

Very lovely! Great idea with the music. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 04-28-2012 11:25 AM

Beautiful, the inlay is great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 01:25 PM

Beautiful music stand! Never seen one with notes inlaid.
I have seen other pieces inlaid with sand and crushed stone, etc., but I have one question: do you slightly overfill the inlay and sand it level or do you underfill and finish with casting resin? I have been thinking about building one for our music minister and this is the best idea I’ve seen yet. Good job!!
Have a good’un


-- rejo55, East Texas

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#9 posted 04-28-2012 02:21 PM

Thanks everyone. My wife is thrilled with the music stand. We have both just picked up playing music again, so the stand is getting a lot of use.


I did overfill the inlay with crushed stone and then sanded is back down. After finishing it, I think there may be a better way, as sanding down stone was a very slow process. I finally gave up and ran the thing through my surface planer (VERY LIGHT PASS), and that took care of it. I did not use any resin at all, just superglue as the binder/filler on the stone.


-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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#10 posted 04-28-2012 02:23 PM


That is a great gift. Better late than never!

But my real reason for posting is to congratulate you on the signature line on your postings!

I have that terrier’s evil twin living next door. And I know exactly how you feel. That little yapper has somehow figured out when I am trying to nap – and raises cain – but when I come in out of the house he sits there and stares at me like I’m his best buddy. I’ve been giving him treats and slowly teaching him not to bark. But I’m not sure he is going to make it!

-- Chuck Murphy

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#11 posted 04-28-2012 02:39 PM

Love it Chuck! You made my morning.

-- Andy -- No animals were harmed in the posting of this entry, although the terrier next door is living on borrowed time, let me tell you.

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#12 posted 04-28-2012 03:05 PM

This is an awesome piece and a wonderful gift to remember a important occasion and she will always cherish it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 04-28-2012 03:11 PM

Creative genius, and a fine woodworker as well!!


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#14 posted 04-28-2012 04:35 PM

Great gift. Very nice work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 04-28-2012 07:49 PM

at least you remembered the birthday …... don´t ever forget it one time or you will regret it
don´t ask how I know … just believe me

its a beautyfull stand you have made thanks for sharing :-)


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