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In this instructable i am showing you how to make a Ukelele stand using only 51 KNEX pieces. This can be made in under 30 minutes and works out cheaper than buying a stand online.

Due to its minimal KNEX usage (55 pieces) i have decided to make 2, as i play my Uke in more that one place.

I imagine this will hold other small instruments but i have not tested this.
 
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Step 1: Get your Parts

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Connectors:

1 Way : 6
Orange Ladder : 2
Yellow 5  way: 6
3D 2x 4 way : 2
3D 2x 7 way : 4
3D 4 way + 7 way : 4

Rods:

Green (16mm) : 10
White (32mm) : 4
Blue (54mm) : 5
Yellow (86mm) : 6
Red (128mm) : 4

+some form of spacer.
+optional padding (detailed in last step)

I used 55 knex pieces + padding

Step 2: Building the base

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Quite simple really. Follow the photo (same goes for the rest of the instructable).


Step 3: Building the raised platform

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Easy step - make sure the 3d connectors are pointing the right way though, easy to miss that 2 are angled.

Step 4: Join those parts!

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Connect the two parts that you have just made in this way:
Your main structure is now complete

Step 5: Back + Front rests

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In this step you are going to add the sections that hold the Ukelele

Step 6: Coming along good now

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connect the Parts made in Step 5 to your main structure in this way.
At this point the Ukelele should be able to stand in the stand, but i find the back rest too flexible, The following steps will make it a bit more rigid.

Step 7: Extra rigid pieces

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Build these parts to gain some rigidity to the back rest. Attach them as they are in the 2nd picture.

It should now hold your ukelele firmer

Step 8: Ukelele Comfort

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Personally i dont like resting my ukelele against hard plastic, So if you want to add some finishing touches at the contact points your ukelele can be padded.

On the side rails i have sewed some felt around them.
Where the ukelele touches on the front and back rests i have added some sticky backed felt pads, I have also put some on the base to make it softer and slightly grippier on floors.

Step 9: Congratulations

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You now have a ukelele stand

JazzBoy3 years ago
i liked it till i made it :)
~KGB~4 years ago
nice one! =D
howgudami (author)  ~KGB~4 years ago
thanks.
~KGB~ howgudami4 years ago
no prob
The Jamalam4 years ago
Looks useful - I got a ukelele for christmas and have nowhere to leave it overnight. Never thought of k'nex - good idea :)
howgudami (author)  The Jamalam4 years ago
I got mine for christmas. Stands are roughly £13 - so i built my own.

If you build it send me a photo with your Uke on it :) - ill add it on here.
NatNoBrains4 years ago
Nice 5* and a sub from me!
howgudami (author)  NatNoBrains4 years ago
Wow thanks for warm welcome wasnt expecting many to look at it.
It's alright!