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Bent Form Guitar Stand #2: Main support and the arched back

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Blog entry by Matt Nudi posted 07-18-2014 11:37 PM 923 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Beginning and Main components Part 2 of Bent Form Guitar Stand series Part 3: Putting the main pieces together »

Alright so this is the build for the other two main pieces. The first is the bottom support that everything extends from the back. I realized just how strong these laminate bends are relative to the individual pieces and wow, the bend strength is amazing. So here’s the form/piece for that guy.

It came out pretty good in my opinion. All the glue lines are nice and clean and it’ll be ready with just a little bit of sanding. The next step which had to wait until now is the arched back support, which had to be made once the base and the back support were already built. For this form, I just made a secondary parallel curve in order to keep the clamping pressure perpendicular that which was much easier than drilling the holes out, and I felt like this prevent the outer laminate layer from wanting to drive up and out of the glue up.

This was done today so it’ll be a day or two before I pull it off the form. This afternoon I spent some time drafting up the design for the neck guitar holder at the very top. It will be mortise and tenon’ed into the main guitar support and will be lined with a brown leather inside in order to keep the wood from scratching up anything on the guitar.

So as of writing this this is where I am at with the project! This is for my girlfriend’s birthday on August 21st and I need to get it done by then. I’m really hoping that she’ll like it! Let me know if you guys have any feedback along the way!

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more



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#1 posted 07-19-2014 07:41 AM

Yep got it ! good progress, looks like a big smoochie coming up on the 21st !!,

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 12:15 PM



Yep got it ! good progress, looks like a big smoochie coming up on the 21st !!,

- robscastle

I probably should have clarified some of the components a little better but I’m glad it’s not too hard to figure out. And that is the plan! haha. I hope she’s going to like it.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 10:53 PM

Got a little more done today! I’ll save a new blog entry until I get something more significant done. But I took the third bent piece and just kind of lined all three bent pieces up with clamps to get an idea of how things will look together. So far, it’s decent, the clamps aren’t holding it quite how it will be glued up but it gives an idea of what the form will look like.

It’s amazing just how much room the forms take for these bent projects. Something I’ll definitely have to keep in mind in the future for storage but it makes me wonder what the heck I’ll do with the forms after since it’s a shame to waste so much good mdf but we’ll see.

I’m almost a little ashamed to say that as someone who’s done woodworking for a couple years I still haven’t really done a mortise/tenon joint yet, which is how I am connected the handle at the neck to the main form of the stand. The sorby corner chisel I bought recently is AWESOME and worked great doing this. The only thing I don’t know that maybe someone could chime in about is how do you clean up the bottom of your mortise? I can’t really think of a way to do it and get it nice and smooth at the bottom.


-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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