Gee, I thought, it'd be great if I could use one of those nice bright $10 clip-on halogen reading lights. But they were designed to clip onto horizontal things like bookshelves, not vertical things like music stands.
Time to get out the toolbox...
Step 1: What You'll Need
_ Electric drill
_ 7/32" high-speed drill bit (be sure it can be used on metal---do not use a wood-only bit!)
_ Hammer and one large nail
_ Two small metal corner braces
_ Small adjustable wrench
_ Flat-blade screwdriver
_ Screwdriver for the type of bolts you use (if different)
_ Short piece of wood board (not shown)
_ A few drops of light machine oil (e.g. 3-in-One)
_ Safety goggles
_ Clip-on halogen light with flexible neck (available at large discount stores)
_ Four 3/16 x 1/2" machine bolts (with flat-bottom heads---don't use slant-headed wood bolts), and to fit each of them:
...... One nut
...... One lock washer
...... Two flat washers
Go ahead and laugh at my corded drill, BTW---I've had offers from several museums. :?)
Step 2: Insert the Braces in the Light Clip
Step 3: (Inserted Braces)
Step 4: Mark the Holes
If your braces are like mine, they have little reinforcement bumps on their inside corners. Be sure the braces are high enough so the corner bumps are above the stand, so the flat parts can rest right against it.
Use the pencil to mark the four holes in the braces. (This may be easier if a friend helps.)
Step 5: Tap in the Drilling Guides
Using the hammer and nail, tap a small indentation in the center of each hole you marked. You must do this to guide the drill bit properly. To avoid bending the stand, be sure the drilling area rests flat against the board.
Step 6: Oil the Bit
Step 7: Drill the Holes
Add a drop of oil to the bit before you drill each additional hole.
Step 8: Remove Burrs & Discard Shavings
Now be sure to sweep up and discard all the metal shavings. Don't take a chance that someone will step on them and track them around---there's no telling where they may end up. :?P
Step 9: Attach the Braces
Step 10: Hardware Order
Be sure to include those lock washers, which look like little springs. They press against the other parts to keep them from coming loose.
(I found a nice little assortment of flat and lock washers at my dollar store for---you guessed it---$1.)
Step 11: Done!
Before I go, please read these brief nags about halogen lights:
_ Never operate the light without the glass shield over the bulb area, which blocks potentially harmful UV radiation. (Don't buy a light without a shield!)
_ Never touch the glass---it gets very hot.
_ Be sure the bulb is completely cool before you try to replace or discard it.
_ Don't leave your stand where it may be tipped over by children or pets.
_ Always turn off or unplug the lamp before removing or replacing the bulb.
_ Never use a bulb of a different type, or higher wattage, than the light specifies.
Oh---and check your hardware every now and then to be sure it's tight. :?)