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The New and Improved Classical Guitarist's Folding Performance Chair

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Project by Jerry posted 06-19-2014 10:15 PM 922 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently decided to build a chair for myself like one I had seen my instructor use, called “The Guitar Chair” They are SPENDY, but I found a resource for plans, and I built one.

As soon as I sat down in it, I realized there was something wrong. The design LOOKS stable enough at first sight, but the chair was far too easy to tip over to the right or left with the simple tripod design that the original used.

So I dismantled the first one and redesigned the chair in Sketchup with stability in mind.

Here is the result.

It’s just as portable as the original, a little more difficult to build, but not much once you have the measurements down, and completely, rock solid stable in all four directions.

This is my prototype, and is made from simple inexpensive hemlock and plywood ( for the cushion backing ).

I like the fact that the half lap joints make the whole thing look kind of “Mission – y”

Future iterations will be sold commercially and will be custom made for the individual with nicer hardwoods such as Black Walnut, etc.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.





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TerryDowning

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#1 posted 06-19-2014 11:16 PM

Nice job Jerry.

I don’t play guitar, but if I did, I think a chair like that would be a winner.

-- - Terry

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 12:20 AM

so where’s the plans?

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 11:40 AM

Handy dandy! Nice one Jerry.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 08:39 PM

nice. plans?

-- merle

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Jerry

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 09:27 PM

Thank you Terry and Roger. I actually thought this would get more play than it has, but Lumberjocks is funny that way.

RE MyHogany and merle: Before I release the design it needs a few tweeks and I also have a couple of improvements in mind. I don’t want to steer anybody the wrong way.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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