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I used to be a drummer and have numerous cymbal stands and music stands laying around that would be perfect as a folding base for a small table. Does anyone know where I can get the mounting flange that I could screw to the bottom of a "board" which would allow a rod to slide into the top of the stand.

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Pearl, LP, Capital Percussion and probably others have trap tables.
You could probably order the mount only from Guitar Center or Musician's Friend as a special order.

If you have a friend with a knack for welding, a short piece of pipe of the correct diameter can be attached to a metal plate with drilled screw holes for the top.

Here's a complete Ludwig version...

http://www.interstatemusic.com/webapp/wc......rn=20000
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Jazzy, Thanks

I already have a trap table and use it regularly. I'm looking for another table only this one I want to be smaller and lighter and cheaper than the trap table. The table I have would support a tank and is heavier than I'd like. Carrying two of those would be like playing drums again. I just need a light duty side table to go with my existing trap table.

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Maybe check the yard sales for old camera tripod parts.
The 1/4" x 20 screw could be attached to your stand permanently with a matching insert (True Value Hardware) countersunk into the table top.
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You need a conduit connector in a 1/2 inch size to connect to the drum stand and a metal pipe flange that is oval and has a place to put screws or bolts and has threads in the middle for the pipe and or conduit connector. You will half to cut the top of your cymbal stand off so the conduit connector will work. My 2 cents...
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I just purchased a converted music stand form Stevens Magic, this is really heavy duty. They used the plumbing brass pipe threaded converters and a floor flange. The connector from the stem to the size converter was just a self locking thread nut.

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Here is the commercial music stand they used click here
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Atlas makes flanges for mic stands, which is what I use, I am not sure if they make one for cymbal stands or not.

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Go to Lowes, I have several cymbal stands that I use as tables. Both the flanges and nipples can be found in the plumbing dept. for just a few bucks.
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DATMagic, Thanks. I'll check it out. There's a Lowes nearby.

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Thanks for all of the wonderful posts I think I will be able to make my own side table now.
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Any luck with that trip to Lowe's, Ted? I'm curious to know if they carry those flanges. Typically, I order mic flanges from Guitar Center. They're only 5 bucks, but they never have them in stock so I have to order them and they take forever to arrive. It would be nice to have a quicker, and more reliable source.
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Aaron,

They carry flanges but not the size I need to fit in my music stand. I think I've found a local machine shop that will make one cheaply for me. I'll let everyone know how it turns out.

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On 2010-04-29 02:50, wmhegbli wrote:
I just purchased a converted music stand form Stevens Magic, this is really heavy duty. They used the plumbing brass pipe threaded converters and a floor flange. The connector from the stem to the size converter was just a self locking thread nut.

See it HERE

Here is the commercial music stand they used click here


This music stand may look like the same stand, but it isn't. The music stand uses a hand-tensioned knob to keep the column from moving up and down. The Stevens table stand uses a hex key to lock the column. The hex key is a far more reliable method.
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On 2010-05-05 08:13, tgplano wrote:
Aaron,

They carry flanges but not the size I need to fit in my music stand. I think I've found a local machine shop that will make one cheaply for me. I'll let everyone know how it turns out.

Ted


I had very good luck making special stands using gas pipe fittings to go into what the plumbers call floor flanges. You take the column from the stand you want to use down to the local home improvement store and find a gas pipe fitting that will fit over the end of it. Use either low temp silver bearing solder or plumber's epoxy to fasten the pipe fitting in place. Be sure you find a floor flange that will work with your pipe fitting BEFORE you take the trouble to ruin your drum stand.

There are tripod and pentapod mike stands that can be used to make this kind of table as well. They are already threaded to fit a female Atlas mike stand flange. Do not be tempted to use this, though. These mike stand flanges are made of diecast metal. They can break very easily. Use a cast iron or bronze floor flange.

Been there, done that, got caught without a table when the flange broke.
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Thank you Ted, I hope you find a reasonable solution. Also, thank you for the info Bill.
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On 2010-04-29 02:50, wmhegbli wrote:
I just purchased a converted music stand form Stevens Magic, this is really heavy duty. They used the plumbing brass pipe threaded converters and a floor flange. The connector from the stem to the size converter was just a self locking thread nut.

See it HERE

Here is the commercial music stand they used click here


This music stand may look like the same stand, but it isn't. The music stand uses a hand-tensioned knob to keep the column from moving up and down. The Stevens table stand uses a hex key to lock the column. The hex key is a far more reliable method.


Sorry, but the stand came with the company sticker, model #, and it does have a hand tension knob, "T" fashion, which I like as it can be tightened by hand. Sorry, no hex key was supplied.
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Ted and Aaron,

In the plumbing dept. at lowes they sell what I call copper nipples that come with a sleeve, which I use JB Weld to attach to the music stand, while the other side of the nipple is either male or female which screws into the flange which is made of pot metal. Nipples cost about $2.00 and the flanges run $2 to $3. Hope that helps.
As far as the friction lock that Mr. Palmer referred to, I have never had any trouble with the stand sliding down or becoming unlocked, and if you can pick up a good stand off ebay and spend a little time on it, you'll have a beautiful chrome stand that is adjustable for $25 to $30.00.

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By the way, the nipples also come in PVC for about .80.

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Well, here's the update on getting the flange made. The machine shop wants $75 to make the flange. That's about double what I wanted to spend so I guess that option is out. I'm still looking for a good idea. I'm going to try to find a school with a metal program that might have a student make it as a project.

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