OP1 Desk Stand

edited September 2017 in OP-1
Hey Operators, 

I've been lurking around for a few weeks and thought I'd finally join the forum and introduce myself and my recent project.

I am based in Melbourne Australia and I've been making music ever since I installed Fruity Loops and Sound Forge on my old Pentium III. Over the last 2-3 years I've been inspired by by a good handful of OP1 users on youtube and Instagram.  Most recently RMS has been posting some pretty incredible performances that finally pushed me over the edge. So, took a deep breath and put one of my guitars up for sale to help fund the purchase.  It's been in my hands for about 2 months now and damn it...I love this little sweetheart.  It's so quirky and full of character. It manages to bring about unexpected results and forces you forget about being "perfect". Very Zen like.  

After a week of using it, with my neck crocked over the my table I decided I needed to make a stand for it. Inspired by the mixingtable design, I put this bad boy together. It makes it much easier to use at the desk over longer periods. Tasmanian Oak and leather wrap.. 


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  • edited September 2017
  • I am still thinking if the ikea bräda would also do the job: http://www.ikea.com/de/de/catalog/products/60150176/

    Or a simple wooden block cut with the right angle. What angle does yours have?
  • I am still thinking if the ikea bräda would also do the job: http://www.ikea.com/de/de/catalog/products/60150176/

    Or a simple wooden block cut with the right angle. What angle does yours have?
    Yeah it was indeed inspired by the mixingtable design and has the same 15 degree angle. It feel just about right. If you have it pushed further in front of you a slightly steeper angle would work better.

    I personally don't think the IKEA stand would work very well, but it would depend on what you wanted it to do. If you didn't want the wrist rest you could look at the little easel like stands they have on thingiverse. Or, like you suggested, just cut and angle into a solid piece of wood.

  • edited September 2017
    Damn, that's dope as hell.
  • I have a bräda for my Push. The lip on the front is big enough that when I put a Traktor S2 on it instead of the Push, I have to wedge something maybe 1-2cm thick under the S2 else the headphone jack and knobs don't see over the lip. So I think that it would be a bit too tall a lip for op-1 comfort. (I'm not at home right now to look). Ikea also makes a tablet stand that is similar to the bräda but scaled down, it's not quite as wide as the OP but probably perfect. I have a cardboard + rubber sticky mat stand for OP+PO+monotron now, and I plan to take the sticky pads and put them on the ikea tablet stand instead when I get a chance to pick one up. It won't look nearly as nice as this work of art though.
  • Yes, I also wanted the bräda for my push, but it will also fit nicely with the op-1 and it could even be a kind of skiff case for any eurorack module on top if you cut a hole in the upper part, i.e. for the mother 23 …
  • edited July 6

    @crabolsky said:
    Hey Operators, I've been lurking around for a few weeks and thought I'd finally join the forum and introduce myself and my recent project.
    ....I am based in Melbourne Australia
    ..,,After a week of using it, with my neck crocked over the my table I decided I needed to >make a stand for it. Inspired by the mixingtable design, I put this bad boy together. It >makes it much easier to use at the desk over longer periods. Tasmanian Oak and leather wrap.. 

    This is so great! I’m also in Melbourne and am notoriously lazy & certainly not as skilled with woodworking as you. Could I commission one of these from you please? :smiley:

  • @ArtPunk said:

    @crabolsky said:
    Hey Operators, I've been lurking around for a few weeks and thought I'd finally join the forum and introduce myself and my recent project.
    ....I am based in Melbourne Australia
    ..,,After a week of using it, with my neck crocked over the my table I decided I needed to >make a stand for it. Inspired by the mixingtable design, I put this bad boy together. It >makes it much easier to use at the desk over longer periods. Tasmanian Oak and leather wrap.. 

    This is so great! I’m also in Melbourne and am notoriously lazy & certainly not as skilled with woodworking as you. Could I commission one of these from you please? 😁

    I also live in melbourne and am no good at making woodwork this nice, I am also interested in commissioning one from you, hopefully if both me and ArtPunk got one it would be more worthwhile for you :smiley:

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