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 Re: My New Paperclip stand
Author: Mark Fleming 
Date:   2010-07-14 17:58
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Got it. Here's my SOTW post.

I got out my paperclip the other day and thought what a pain it was that I didn't have a stand so that I could leave it out more (and play it more). So I made a stand. I had a music stand that I really liked and was really sturdy. When I took the stand apart, it looked like it would be really easy to modify it to hold the paperclip. Sure enough, it worked great. I bought a new music stand (the same one for $25, free shipping, and got it in 5 days).

Here's the pictures that explain it all. I wanted to make a stand that would allow me to leave the peg extended and this one does. It also balances with the peg retracted, but with the peg out it is even more stable. The slot holds the lower tube brace, a very sturdy spot on the paperclip. It is remarkablly stable and holds the horn at least as secure as most of my sax stands. It probably couldn't hold up to a stumbling drunken polka dancer spinning off the dance floor, but what can?

All that is necessary is to cut though the plastic fitting to the bolt hole that attaches the music shelf (a 5 minute project). The shelf can actually be put back on and it funtions fine as a stand again (probably shouldn't lift it by the shelf).

Now it's always ready to go when the mood hits me.

Mark

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