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I was trying to figure out how to secure my iPad Pro to the wall and have it hovering above the piano ,as I want to watch piano tutorials using my iPad .
I couldn’t see a laptop working very well , so I’m going to use an iPad with the 10-1/2” screen .

I couldn’t find a thing I liked on the net for a wall mount music stand , then I happened to see a post on a piano forum , and the guy says why on earth don’t they make a vesa mount music holder?
I would have never thought to use a tv mount ,and couldn’t find one that locked down , so instead I did more research and came up with a computer monitor arm that can be locked in place once you have it in the position you want .

So this brings up to the next step , what material to use for the sheet music/ iPad holder? Not sure if it will really be required to hold sheet music too. I could have another larger section I can place on it if I try and figure out how to learn sheet music someday.

I was debating to use 1/2” mdf ,and recess some holes so that i can use machine screws threw the mount . But if the material is a 1/2” thick, I may be able to use a short screw from the back .

Not sure , but I was going to paint the mdf flat black , but the may be kind of tacky .
I could also buy a steel music stand and remove the top section and secure it to the vesa mount , but I kind of wanted to use wood . This way I can dado a slot for the iPad at the bottom .
Not sure if anyone has a better idea, maybe baltecbirch and black stain ?

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Here’s the computer monitor mount that will be screwed to a stud on the wall



This is an electronic stage keyboard, and it doesn’t have any mount for music that I’m aware of
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I don't see any problem with MDF or baltic birch painted flat black, Rick. It is going to be covered either by sheet music or the iPad, and should visually disappear with all the attention focused on what it holds. It easy to over think a project to the point that it never gets built. I say, build a simple version and upgrade it later if needed.

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I don't see any problem with MDF or baltic birch painted flat black, Rick. It is going to be covered either by sheet music or the iPad, and should visually disappear with all the attention focused on what it holds. It easy to over think a project to the point that it never gets built. I say, build a simple version and upgrade it later if needed.
I was thinking the same thing, as it’s not like it would be hard to change .
I can’t remember where I seen them,but there were different raduis jigs posted on the site here a year or so ago.
I would like to radius the top corners . It’s not like I can’t another way, but a jig that clamps on would be handy .
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Dollar store clipboard is over 9 inches wide with rounded corners. Cut it to the desired height and add a lip. Dunno how it would take paint though.
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Use a cup or mug to draw the round over shape. cut the excess off with whatever saw you have, and use a belt sander to smooth the edges.
Like oliver said, youre doing too much thinking and not enough woodworking.


hey, you know electronics go weird in the cold, have you insulated yet?
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Hey Rick - is that keyboard upstairs - how did the terminator get up there - he's still really creepy.

Agree with Oliver - don't overthink this - build your holder and if you don't like it, scrap it and build another one. Only wasted a small amount of whatever you use. I think you should paint it orange to match all your other stuff.

Per Paul's suggestion - if you've got a clipboard lying around, use it as a template to clean up the rounded corners with a router after you trim off the excess.

Now, get to work and post some pictures.
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Hey Rick - is that keyboard upstairs - how did the terminator get up there - he's still really creepy.
When I put Arnold downstairs last year, the very next day the basement flooded, along with several more thousand houses in town. It’s the first time since I’ve owned the house that it happened . Been here for 18 years now .
The water table last spring was over 200’ higher than normal ,an anomaly for our town.
Arnold was worried about getting rusty joints, so I moved him back upstairs lol

Btw, I’ve cut a hole in the basement floor and installed a sump pump ,as I’m trying to be prepared for the next flood .
I don’t have weeping tile connected to the sump pit , so I’m not sure it will help .
I was hoping it would take the static pressure off the floor this time . If not I’ve got some cutting ahead of me

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And I realize this is a simple project , but I was curious about what type of material to use before proceeding .
I ran into some issues on the weekend which has set me back a bit, but hopefully I can back to this soon.
It would really be nice having my iPad right above the piano , as it’s a pita when it’s on my thigh .
You can’t really lay it on the keyboard , as there’s buttons all over the place

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I think this is a good iPad holder for piano. You can use it safely. I know Shopguard Systems provides good wall mount IPad holder. You can check on this store to get a suitable iPad holder.
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I think this is a good iPad holder for piano. You can use it safely. I know Shopguard Systems provides good wall mount IPad holder. You can check on this store to get a suitable iPad holder.
Thanks for the link. I believe I have a good solution in the works , but those are interesting products that I was never aware of.

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