This is the start to the neck piece at the top of the stand. I started with one block of wood and cut it in half. Then I cut the square out of the center by making several passes on the table saw.
This is the guitar hanger that will hold a guitar in the front of the stand. I am drilling for a threaded insert that it will screw into.
Inserting the threaded insert:
And then the two halves get glued back together.
I cut slots and inserted splines across the grain to reinforce the joint since the weight of a guitar will hang on this piece.
The splines being glued up:
Once the glue is dry and the splines are trimmed I routed the edges of the piece.
The neck will be joined to the base with dowels. These pins make marks to align the dowel holes.
Gluing the neck piece in place:
Here is the guitar holder in place:
Four more hours for a total of 19 hours of building time so far.
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