General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
So... I'm putting together a presentation/performance on the history of Dulcimers and the Child Ballads in Americana, which I'll be presenting at our local Americana Community Music Association. I've been thinking lately about the "presentation" part for that, as well as the Open Mics I attend, and I'm thinking I want to perform standing up, without slinging the dulcimer around my neck like Robert Force. I know at least a couple of dulcimer-related woodworkers make custom adjustable stands, for custom prices, but I wanted something workable for under $25.
Then Lady Sally and I went to dinner today, where the waitress brought the food for the table on a giant tray -- which she placed on a folding stand! The light bulb began to dimly glow... I do this "chef thing" why hadn't I thought of these before??
A little Internet research, and I discover that you can buy these folding stands, made of metal tubing or wooden bars, which stand 28" to 38" tall, and vary in price from $12 to $50. For reference, a regular table stands 30" tall, but I want something taller on which I can put my Possum Boxes (the carrying boxes I build from Poplar, which double as Possum Board amplifiers).
I found a really nice looking wooden stand, 38" tall, for $19.99, plus $8.89 shipping. If you want to spend more money, you can get cloth covers in various colors to hide the wood/metal. The picture shows the one I just ordered from www.webstaurantstore.com -- one of the most respected Internet restaurant supply sites.
updated by @Ken Hulme: 03/12/17 11:16:24PM