Graham Nash Music Stand #8: DONE and Delivered!

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Blog entry by Blake posted 10-09-2011 12:16 AM 3264 reads 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got the music stand back from my finishing guy yesterday and today I brought it to my dad. Its not at all close to his birthday, father’s day, Christmas, etc. and I kept it as a surprise so he was completely shocked.

He was blown away when I let him open his eyes. He looked at it for a few minutes and then I told him about the story behind the Rock n’ roll lumber and he was floored. He has a gig tonight at the Coconut Grove ballroom (a pretty cool venue at the historical Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk) and even though it is meant to stay in his home music room (he has a folding stand for gigs) he decided that tonight he would take it with him and show it off. He kept talking about how jealous his buddies in the band will be.

I am still going to take professional photographs of it in the next week or two. I will wait to post it in projects until I have the better photos but here are some that I took today with my dad’s guitar hanging on it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 10-09-2011 01:42 AM

Nice work. The figure in the panels is amazing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#2 posted 10-09-2011 02:24 AM

It’s a great story and amazing gift. I’m sure your dad was very touched by the gift. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed watching it come together.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#3 posted 10-09-2011 02:40 AM

Great piece Blake!

Lots of nice details.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 10-09-2011 02:48 AM

Blake that is just wonderful and the piece is so special and beautiful, what a wonderful thing to do for your dad, he will love it forever, great job, i have enjoyed watching this from the start, thank you…this is what makes lumber jocks so special and great…projects like this…bravo Blake!!!

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 10-09-2011 02:50 AM

that bookmatch is super…. so is the whole stand… awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 10-09-2011 02:51 AM

That is AWESOME Blake!! I remember doing special things for my dad, but he hated my electric guitar!! Your dad must be awesome!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 10-09-2011 04:12 AM

Great job beautiful.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#8 posted 10-09-2011 05:09 AM

Blake you have done yourself and your Dad prowd. A fitting tribute on no special occasion.

The figure of the wood speaks for itself. Really it yelling out loud. “Look at me!”

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 10-09-2011 06:02 AM

As usual, lovely work, mon ami. Bravo.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#10 posted 10-09-2011 05:07 PM

Very nice Blake. I want one. I have guitars hanging on plastic stands. Plastic!

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#11 posted 10-09-2011 09:47 PM

Beautiful work, Blake.

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#12 posted 10-19-2011 06:38 PM

Your dad has a nice PRS.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#13 posted 10-20-2011 07:07 AM

Konquest… I was wondering when someone was going to comment about the guitar.

Thanks everyone.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#14 posted 10-20-2011 07:25 AM

Nice job blake. the book match is amazing,and the whole stand,nice.

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