I have a scissor stand. I did two things to make it adjustable.
First, I cut off the strings holding the top pieces together, limiting
the amount the stand can open. I replaced them with longer strings.
To make the stand wider and therefore hold my dulcimer lower, I just
tie knots further apart. To make it narrower and hold my dulcimer
higher, I just time knots closer together.
Second, at one point I thought I wanted the stand higher than the
string would let me. I got three pieces of scrap wood the same width
as the legs of the stand. Then I drilled two holes through each of
the scraps and the stand, then I moved the scraps about half an inch,
and I drilled two more holes through the existing holes in the scraps
and new holes in the stand. I repeated that a few times. Bolts hold
the scraps at the desired position, raising the stand.
Ugly? Yes, a bit, but it works.
(I took the extenders off a while ago, when I realized that my
dulcimer was too high and I was hunching my shoulders as I played.)
On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Chuck Boody <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Check here:
> Chuck Boody
>> On Mar 31, 2015, at 5:48 PM, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hi Tammy,
>> There is an interesting you tube video of Dan Landrum playing (busking) in
>> front of an aquarium (if memory serves) with a scissor stand that looks as
>> if you could adjust the angle for playing. I sent him a note of inquiry
>> about the stand, but never heard back to my knowledge.
>> What might actually be easier and more versatile (I haven't tried one) is an
>> accessory called a "Dulci-Tilter" by Randi Klees. This is a device that you
>> can move from stand to stand that lets you turn an HD scissor stand into one
>> that lets you adjust the playing angle.
>> I'm actually trying to figure out how to contact her for a student of mine
>> who is interested in buying a Dulci-Tilter. I've googled the name, but don't
>> come up with a website (which I think they used to have). Perhaps they're
>> not making them anymore?
>> Peter Tommerup
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>> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:48:03 -0400
>> From: Tammy Martin <email@example.com>
>> To: Hammered Dulcimers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: [HD] Scissor stand
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>> Hi all,
>> Just like having multiple hammers, I have several stands. I'm in search of a
>> new HD scissor stand. The one I have is very hard to adjust. Anyone that has
>> found one that is more user friendly I would appreciate any info that you
>> would be willing to share.
>> Thanks so much,
>> Tammy Martin
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