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Jools1050
10-31-2013, 09:11 AM
60429604306043160432Hi Peeps, made myself a uke stand from spare bits I had left.

itsme
10-31-2013, 09:15 AM
I like it! Simple, classy, foldable. :)

Kayak Jim
10-31-2013, 09:15 AM
Simple and effective, I like it!

Shastastan
10-31-2013, 10:35 AM
I'm a wood worker and I say that you've done a very nice job on your stand. I tried to make something similar using 1/4" plywood, but it didn't look very good and was too big for the pocket on my case. I got a Kala stand instead. Later I found out that there are other small stands that fold up pretty small. They are metal and plastic though and don't have the look of "class" that yours does.

Jools1050
10-31-2013, 11:09 AM
Thanks peeps, I've seen the stands you mean Stan and I was very tempted by them but thought I would enjoy the process of DIY. And I did !!!

Steveperrywriter
10-31-2013, 11:13 AM
http://www.cooperstand.com/buypro-mini.html

Nice work, cool stand. Having no skill at such things myself, I got a Cooper mini. Kinda spendy, but it folds pretty small.

Steve

BigMamaJ40
10-31-2013, 01:54 PM
Very nice!

bborzell
11-01-2013, 03:27 AM
I thought you had made a stand for a home made uke. Still a nice stand, though.

jjdejd
11-01-2013, 03:50 AM
Would you mind sharing the dimensions? Would like to build some for my tenors. Thanks.

Jools1050
11-01-2013, 04:56 AM
I've taken some pics while holding a tape measure against it, if you need a more accurate detail please let me know.When I made it, the only measurement I made was the cut-out where the base of the Uke rests. I've never made anything from wood in my 48 years so I don't think a great level of skill is required. Good luck.

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Uncle Rod Higuchi
11-01-2013, 07:42 AM
Thanks for sharing!

They look great! Very functional!

keep uke'in',

Tootler
11-01-2013, 07:46 AM
As Rod says very functional looking.

They are also very attractive. I'm afraid I don't have the woodworking skills for that, unfortunately.

Jools1050
11-01-2013, 08:29 AM
We'll as I said, I don't have any experience of this kind of thing and the only measurement I kept in mind when making it was for the space where the main body fits into it. You could make an even simpler version with 3 pieces of wood to form a tripod and a ledge across the front for the Uke to sit on. A strip of foam on the ledge will allow it to settle into a secure position. Give it a go, it's very therapeutic !!!

jjdejd
11-01-2013, 09:23 AM
Thanks for sharing.

mm stan
11-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Looks great...thank you for sharing

Shastastan
11-01-2013, 04:57 PM
http://www.cooperstand.com/buypro-mini.html

Nice work, cool stand. Having no skill at such things myself, I got a Cooper mini. Kinda spendy, but it folds pretty small.

Steve

I also looked at those. We are starting to play ukes more on our gigs. We play once a week. A uke stand is a must unless you can hold it all the time.

Appalachian picker
11-01-2013, 05:21 PM
Very nice!

I agree, crafting something from wood IS very therapeutic.

Here's my take on a uke stand.

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Jools1050
11-01-2013, 07:07 PM
Wow that's a thing of beauty !! They remind me of axes ! Gorgeous wood. What is it ?

iamesperambient
11-01-2013, 07:17 PM
60429604306043160432Hi Peeps, made myself a uke stand from spare bits I had left.


looks nice. Any idea how one would make a wall hanger for a uke and one for a solid body that can hold just a little more weight?
Im not sure if its even possible to make them but just curious.

kohanmike
11-01-2013, 08:13 PM
I was looking at making my own ukulele stand, but then I ran across these two, both under $15 US so I got them. Very compact and easy to store, I especially like hanging my uke from my music stand, very convenient. The other is really good for table top.

http://www.kohanmike.com/images/uke eNueNue holder.png
http://www.kohanmike.com/images/uke folding stand.png

iamesperambient
11-01-2013, 08:16 PM
I was looking at making my own ukulele stand, but then I ran across these two, both under $15 US so I got them. Very compact and easy to store, I especially like hanging my uke from my music stand, very convenient. The other is really good for table top.

http://www.kohanmike.com/images/uke eNueNue holder.png
http://www.kohanmike.com/images/uke folding stand.png

can this one be mounted on the wall?
if so where can i get one?

kohanmike
11-01-2013, 08:53 PM
It doesn't look like it can be mounted on a wall. You turn the knob underneath the hanging arm, which tightens a clamp around the music stand post. I found it on Amazon by eNueNue. They call it a violin/mandolin/ukulele hanger.

Jools1050
11-02-2013, 04:24 AM
You could buy the same as kohanmike and take the top part off ( the fork that holds the neck ) and either directly mount it to the wall or affix that to a piece of wood and fix the wood to the wall !!

Kayak Jim
11-02-2013, 05:37 AM
If looking for a wall mount, why not just buy a wall mount, like this (from Elderly http://elderly.com/accessories/items/CC01UK.htm)

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Appalachian picker
11-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Wow that's a thing of beauty !! They remind me of axes ! Gorgeous wood. What is it ?

Thanks. The wood is spalted maple.

Shastastan
11-03-2013, 04:48 AM
The foldup plastic one would be ideal for our gigs. I'm going to get one. Thanks for posting.

Shastastan
11-03-2013, 04:53 AM
can this one be mounted on the wall?
if so where can i get one?

You can buy a U screw hook at any hardware store. They are around a buck. Just get a 1 x 4 board, cut it to the length you want and screw the u hooks in where you want them. You can finish/decorate the board anyway you want. Then, just attach it to a wall. If you have a sheet rock wall, make sure that you attach the board to studs.

Guitar2ukulele
11-03-2013, 06:32 PM
60429604306043160432Hi Peeps, made myself a uke stand from spare bits I had left.

Very nice. I like the concept better than the Kala stand I bought that is in 2 pieces.

itsme
11-03-2013, 07:44 PM
The foldup plastic one would be ideal for our gigs. I'm going to get one.
They are lightweight and fold up nicely. But they are pretty flimsy. Easily knocked down by passing cats. Don't even think of using them on grass outdoors.

Shastastan
11-04-2013, 10:18 AM
They are lightweight and fold up nicely. But they are pretty flimsy. Easily knocked down by passing cats. Don't even think of using them on grass outdoors.

Thanks for that tip. I found some on Amazon for $12.95 & free shipping so I ordered a couple yesterday.

I did get one of the Kala stands to see how they are made. I also have one that attaches to a Manhasset music stand support.