DIY Volca stand

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Provided time and tools, there are neat guides around to make Volca stands, I’ve followed one of them and made the following (with help to avoid losing fingers):

Some random tips I learned in the process:

  • use massif wood (it’s harder to work with but nicer),
  • once cut, correct imperfection with wood paste,
  • sand down all edges with a medium sandpaper like 80,
  • drill with a small borer before screwing, it’s easier and prevents mishaps: directly screwing induces more vibrations and constraints, it increases the chances of breaking the piece (I broke multiple ones!),
  • add multiple layers of lasure, beware it has some thickness and play with it so that you get an inner width that perfectly fits the Volca.