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09-03-2017 08:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question

I’m going to make a music stand similar to this one:

I’m curious about your take on the hardware. I want to understand how this one works in order to figure out how I might design a mechanism.

It looks to me like they’ve mill brass for the mechanism: a slight dado so that it provides a track to slide over the t-track and then two pieces of brass screwed into the track piece. That sound right?

I haven’t tried milling brass, but I hear you can do it with woodworking bits provided you take very small cuts and are very careful. Thoughts?

-- "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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#1 posted 09-03-2017 09:19 PM

Another option you might consider is corian.
It’s easier to cut than brass and pretty sturdy.

Brass can be worked with power tools. You
can buy it in different hardnesses. I usually
use aluminum or corian instead for durable
small parts because both are cheaper and
easier to cut. Brass sure looks nice though.

Ebony or other hard, tight-grained exotics
also work well for moving parts. Even hard
maple.

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#2 posted 09-03-2017 09:21 PM

That music stand is beautiful except for the plastic and anodized aluminum woodworking shop hardware on it.

I think the idea above about using a very hard tight grained wood would look much nicer.

One thing to think about is music stands usually have quite a height adjustment to account for the musicians that sit down and the ones that stand. I am guessing that this is for someone specific though.

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#3 posted 09-03-2017 09:21 PM

Corian. That’s interesting. I have some I’ve used for ZCIs.

-- "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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#4 posted 09-03-2017 09:23 PM



That music stand is beautiful except for the plastic and anodized aluminum woodworking shop hardware on it.

I think the idea above about using a very hard tight grained wood would look much nicer.

One thing to think about is music stands usually have quite a height adjustment to account for the musicians that sit down and the ones that stand. I am guessing that this is for someone specific though.

- patcollins

Thanks. These have about 10” of height adjustment.

-- "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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#5 posted 09-03-2017 09:24 PM

I have some jatoba scraps. That stuff is much harder than aluminum.

-- "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 09-18-2017 07:42 PM



Another option you might consider is corian.
It s easier to cut than brass and pretty sturdy.

- Loren

Loren, what adhesive do you use for Corian?

-- "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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#7 posted 09-18-2017 07:49 PM

I don’t think I’ve glued it more than once.
I think I used super glue but I also used
screws. Epoxy or super glue should work
well I think. Maybe even contact cement.
Surfaces should be roughed up.

I have bought it on ebay in rectangle sections
stuffed in a flat rate box. It’s pretty cheap
that way if you don’t need larger pieces.

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#8 posted 09-18-2017 07:57 PM

Thanks.

-- "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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#9 posted 09-18-2017 07:57 PM

Charles, use hardwood for all of it. You can get a T track router bit and just use nuts and the nob handles for hardware. You could make the nobs hardwood too if you wanted. I have a bit and could make your T track for you, I have plenty of Walnut.

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#10 posted 09-18-2017 08:04 PM



Charles, use hardwood for all of it. You can get a T track router bit and just use nuts and the nob handles for hardware. You could make the nobs hardwood too if you wanted. I have a bit and could make your T track for you, I have plenty of Walnut.

- papadan

I’ve actually already built it with several tries at the hardwood part. I have been playing with models. I am asking about the Corian simply because I want a backup to the hardwood.

-- "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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#11 posted 09-18-2017 08:08 PM

I have one big piece of corian, but it is white. You’re welcome to it if you want. I would think epoxy would hold it.

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#12 posted 09-18-2017 08:10 PM

That’s very generous. I bought a cheap piece off of eBay last night. Should have asked earlier! I have a beefier Jatoba version I put together last night that may be up for the task.


I have one big piece of corian, but it is white. You re welcome to it if you want. I would think epoxy would hold it.

- papadan


-- "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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#13 posted 09-19-2017 01:51 AM

For small pieces of Corian like pens I use CA glue medium. For larger stuff I use epoxy, sometimes 5 minute sometimes 1 minute and if it is really large some 20 minute stuff a cabinet guy gave me with no brand name on the containers. (was half used)

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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