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post #1 of 23 Old 09-01-2009, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Cello Stand

Okay! So I finally made my daughter's cello stand. I used Padauk
for the first time. I can't believe how it turns everything in the
garage red/orange from the fine sawdust. It was a fun project.

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Dudeman that is a beautiful color and the blue felt/velvet really looks awesome. Nice job all around.


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That is way awesome! I saw the thread and expected something like a guitar stand. This is really cool!
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That is beautifully done. The color is so vibrant. The decorative curvature of the skirt looks very good. It is elegant, which matches the cello it holds, well done.
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That's simply gorgeous!
I'll bet she was thrilled.
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Hey Dude,
Very nice job. I'll bet that cello loves it. It looks so cozy. I'd probably be using it for a footwarmer when the daughter wasn't using it for the cello.
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I hope you used a finish with some UV blocker or all that beautiful red will eventually turn a not so beautiful brown.


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Wow, the color of the stand is just amazing. Fantastic job
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That's a superb job!

My wife and I both love the cello. It's amazing how many songs have one in the background or even as a featured solo and I bet most people don't know it.

I had a hankering for some Al Stewart driving down the road a couple days ago and threw in his "Best of..." CD and listened "The Cat Song" as my daughter calls it. First time I played it for her she was about 14 I think, and she played it over and over for weeks on end.

The credits cite "Bobby Bruce; Violin" but it sounds like a Cello to me. I didn't think a violin could get much below middle C and that stringed part gets pretty low. Can you de-tune a violin like you can a guitar to hit a lower octave?

Off topic again, sorry.

P.S. Where we can we hear her play that piece of art?

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That's fantastic! I have a Cello stand on my list of "surprise" projects to present to my wife... one of these days. Is it a full size cello? If so, would you mind letting me know what dimensions you used for the stand? I measured my wife's cello, but a second set of measurements to compare against would be good.

Phinds, I'll have to disagree with your "not so beautiful brown" statement, as I love the color of padauk as it darkens. To each his own, I guess.
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hey this is a beautiful stand.....do you have plans for it??? I would love to build one!
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That looks fantastic. Very classy.
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dudeman555 this is a awsome Cello stand. Is this for a full size Cello and do you have the measurements for this?
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That is so beautiful. A true heirloom piece.
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Love the color... love the shape (looks good all by it`s self) and I`m also glad not to see "something like a guitar stand" (b00kemdano), when instruments like that fall over they are expensive to repair (I know `cause I do `em)
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Beautiful,You could sell many of them on ebay,if you wanted to.

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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Goregous. I just don't know what else to say man

Love it, and what's great is that Padauk is just going to deepen in rich red as it ages and ages.
What did you do for a finish?

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This does look gorgeous.

I hope the colour does last, but as an earlier post stated, UV will turn this wonderful deep red into an ugly dark red/brown.

This was my first project using Padauk. A shelf for a colleague.

Accent strips on the outside of this shelf.
The colour looks similar to the cello stand. This was made in July 2008 and is in a room with indirect sunlight.

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I was the house in February 2011, and I was depressed at the dark ugly red/brown colour.

I had purchased another board of Paduak in the meantime. This is now gathering dust. Easy to work, generates a lot of dust, but I hate the prospect of another nice looking project turning ugly over time.
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Clever idea. Very nice job!
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Awesome! What a cool project.


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