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dkcrown
12-08-2009, 10:32 AM
Thought I would post some photos of my uke and music stands. It will take two posts to get all of the pics in. Mahogany, curly maple, ebony accents, and spalted maple uke inlays. Click on the pics for larger images. Any comments?

dkcrown
12-08-2009, 10:36 AM
Any comments? Click on pics for a larger image. If you haven't already, check out my uke stands in my earlier post.

bt93
12-08-2009, 10:44 AM
very nice is that spalted mango in the ukulele?

bbycrts
12-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Any comments? Click on pics for a larger image

Comment? HECK YEAH! I want one! It's gorgeous!

dkcrown
12-08-2009, 11:05 AM
Yes Brad, that is a Pono spalted curly mango concert pineapple. Wow, that's a mouthful.

dkcrown
12-08-2009, 11:29 AM
Spalted maple

itsme
12-08-2009, 12:05 PM
Did you make it yourself? Looks really nice. :)

dkcrown
12-08-2009, 12:14 PM
Yes, I am a custom cabinet and furniture maker by trade. Did you see the uke stands in my earlier post?

bbycrts
12-08-2009, 12:53 PM
I missed the first thread - the uke stands are fantastic too! :drool:

Ukuleleblues
12-08-2009, 01:48 PM
Very, very nice, how long did it take you to make?

dkcrown
12-08-2009, 02:06 PM
Not sure, I made it at the same time I made my uke stands. I made the five uke stands and the one music stand over a period of about a week. We had other projects going on in the shop at the same time.

itsme
12-08-2009, 02:20 PM
Did you see the uke stands in my earlier post?
No, I had missed it.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22856

Perhaps you could PM a mod and ask them to merge the two threads?

Kanaka916
12-08-2009, 02:33 PM
Merging this thread to your first thread.

itsme
12-08-2009, 02:40 PM
Merging this thread to your first thread.
Wow, you're fast. :D

sukie
12-08-2009, 03:59 PM
Gorgeous woodworking. The music stand is beautiful.

Ronnie Aloha
12-08-2009, 06:03 PM
Do you ship???:o

dkcrown
12-09-2009, 01:05 AM
Thanks Sukie. Sorry Ronnie Aloha, nothing for sale at this point. I'll let yuo know if that changes

Dino
12-09-2009, 09:53 PM
Thought I would post some photos of my uke and music stands. It will take two posts to get all of the pics in. Mahogany, curly maple, ebony accents, and spalted maple uke inlays. Click on the pics for larger images. Any comments?


Nice looking stands. Only thing I would add would be a safety bar. I have 2 commercial stand that have either an automatic or a swivel safety bar going across and front of the fret board to keep it from accidentally falling down....especially when people are around.

ukeCANjam
12-09-2009, 10:12 PM
May I ask where you purchased the Pono Mango Pineapple? I heard there hard to find!

dkcrown
12-10-2009, 01:28 PM
Nice looking stands. Only thing I would add would be a safety bar. I have 2 commercial stand that have either an automatic or a swivel safety bar going across and front of the fret board to keep it from accidentally falling down....especially when people are around.

I though about adding a hinged closure around the fret board but decided against it for a cleaner look. These are not commercial or "travel style" stands. If I were bringing any of my ukes to a gig, they would not be a good option (assuming that I ever had any ukegigs) :)

dkcrown
12-10-2009, 01:37 PM
May I ask where you purchased the Pono Mango Pineapple? I heard there hard to find!

I bought it from Ukulelerob at the Ukulele shop on line back in June. I was looking at one that musicguymic had, but the grain and figure on this one is stunning. This is a concert and to my knowledge, Pono is not making the mango line any more. I changed the strings from the Ko'olau gold to Aquillas and the sound is sweet. That being said, I have my eye on a Pineapple Sunday and may be putting this up for sale.

ukeCANjam
12-10-2009, 03:06 PM
Oh, thanks for the info!

The pineapple sunday is a very pretty uke!

experimentjon
12-10-2009, 04:56 PM
The uke stands look very elegant. I like them a lot. I think I'd feel safer if the parts supporting the neck had slightly longer arms, but I think they look great.

Personally, I think the music stand looks a little bit bulky, but I love the uke inlays.

Markr1
10-18-2011, 09:53 AM
Dang DK, very nice. Maybe you should build ukes with skills like that.

gyosh
10-18-2011, 11:00 AM
Where did your Sceptre go?

Colonel Uke
10-18-2011, 01:26 PM
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I've been thinking for a while about making some of these music stands for sale. This was just a prototype I built to test the design. It's made of poplar so it's light, but strong, and is easy to use. Just sit down and slip it over the front edge of the chair between your legs. It folds up and doesn't take up much room. In the production ones the knobs would be plastic. These handcarved ones just aren't worth the extra effort. Also, the stand itself would have some holes routed into it to make it that much lighter. Great to use on hills or uneven ground.

Any thoughts as to if it could find a market?

JT_Ukes
10-18-2011, 01:44 PM
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I've been thinking for a while about making some of these music stands for sale. This was just a prototype I built to test the design. It's made of poplar so it's light, but strong, and is easy to use. Just sit down and slip it over the front edge of the chair between your legs. It folds up and doesn't take up much room. In the production ones the knobs would be plastic. These handcarved ones just aren't worth the extra effort. Also, the stand itself would have some holes routed into it to make it that much lighter. Great to use on hills or uneven ground.

Any thoughts as to if it could find a market?

Neat idea, but I think it would get in the way more than it would help. (I tend to cross and uncross my legs alot.)

And it looks like it would be awkward to place with one hand when setting up with music on the "stand" (assuming uke in one hand :) )

also make sure you use strong enough plastic.

Just my 2cents.

JT

Colonel Uke
10-18-2011, 02:19 PM
Thanks for the input. It would still be all wood, the knobs would just change from handcarved wood to store bought, pre-made plastic knobs. For the time investment in making the wooden ones, store bought is the way to go when producing them to sell at a fair good price. I wanted to target somewhere in the $35-40 range, but wasn't sure what the market for custom made, folding, wooden music stands would be (or if there was a market.) With a normal music stand I tended to end up kicking the music stand and knocking off music when I would cross my legs, so this helped me to break that habit. Easy enough to take on and off the chair too.

dkcrown
10-18-2011, 03:21 PM
Where did your Sceptre go?

Ha Ha. Those photos were taken almost 2 years ago. All of those ukes are gone except for the Kanilea superconcert. The sceptre is a more recent aquisition.

itsme
10-18-2011, 04:55 PM
With a normal music stand I tended to end up kicking the music stand and knocking off music when I would cross my legs, so this helped me to break that habit. Easy enough to take on and off the chair too.
Your stand is certainly different, but personally I don't think I'd like it.

If you need to get up for various distractions (like if the phone or doorbell are ringing or you have to attend to something in the kitchen), you either have to un-straddle it or take it off, which could prove awkward.

Those flimsy folding portable stands are what they are. Sometimes a necessary evil for on the go.

But at home the stand I use most is a Belmonte like this (mine's white). I won it in a raffle at a local music store maybe 15 years ago. :)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CDUDQG/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0002GX63A&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0EBYHXY4YM7W0MMMS4M7

It's really sturdy and doesn't knock over easily, the lip on the desk is 2" deep and can hold a lot of weight with no sagging. The height is adjustable to being comfortable sitting down or standing up.

I have a nice carved oak stand that sits in the closet, as it's not as versatile as the Belmonte. :)

Colonel Uke
10-18-2011, 06:06 PM
No problem, thanks for the feedback