Do you own one or more of the Korg Volca synthesizers? Do you own the Beats, Keys, Bass, Sampler, or even the FM (shiny, shiny)!? DO YOU?! Well I bet you've run into the problem of space with all those synths and bad hand posture. Don't be a peasant, leaving your gear sprawled all about. Make a beautiful stand for people to admire while they listen to your sweet tunes!
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Step 1: Tools and Material
Tools you will need:
• Power Drill (or hand drill, no judgement)
• #18 drill bit (4.3mm drill bit for metric)
• 1/8th inch drill bit
• Sand Papers of a range of grit (80,120,240,400 for example)
• Jigsaw or small hand saw
• Screwdriver of sorts
•24inch (60cm) by 12inch (30cm) by 1/2 inch (12.25mm) thick piece of wood for the side panels **note: wood of your choice; I went with a curly piece of Koa. MDF will work here.
• 12inch (30cm) by 2inch (5.1cm) by 1/2inch (12.25mm) piece of cheap lumber. **note: MDF will NOT work for this piece.
• Yard stick (meter stick)
• Glue stick or tape• 8x #8-32 wood screws of your choice
• Volca Stand Template (provided on this page) printed full size on regular 8x11 printer paper
• Safety glasses and dusk mask advised for wood working
Step 2: Standard Korg Volca Size
All of the Korg Volca's have a standard size. No matter which one you own the body of a Volca will be 7.58 inch (19.25 cm) x 4.5 inch (11.45 cm) x 1.15 inch (2.9 cm).
For the stand, I chose to have the lower Volca at an angle of 15 degrees and the upper Volca at an angle of 45 degrees from horizontal.
Step 3: Wood Working
Now is the time to print out and cut the Volca template.
Tape or glue the template down to the wood.
Take your drill and drill in the center of the four circular features in the template.
Cut slightly on the outside of the template.
Repeat the above to form the second side panel.
Screw the two sides together and sand the edges flush.
Sand the sides of the panels and finish it with your choice of wax
If you bought a larger piece of wood, then measure and draw out two 7.58 inch (19.25 cm) by 2 inch (5.1 cm) by 0.5 inch (12.25 mm) strip of wood.
Cut along the measured lines.
Print out another Volca template and cut out the set of two hole and tape it onto the side of the wood. As for me, I used the measurements and drew out some cross hairs for where to drill the holes. Use a 1/8th drill bit for these holes
Repeat for the second side of the support, and for the second support beam.
Step 4: Polish and Assemble
Line up the side panel and the side supports.
Screw in the supports to the side and repeat for the other side!
Don't forget to add a little oil, wax, or other wood treatment to the side.
Voilá! You have yourself a beautiful ergo looking Korg Volca synth stand!
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