Guitar Stand

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Project by Eddie Elizondo posted 12-11-2014 02:36 PM 11469 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a guitar stand that is going to be a Christmas present for my daughter. Still not quite finished with it but far enough to post. This is made out of hard maple a\with purple heart for the accent pieces and plugs. As I was resawing the maple there was an unseen defect, split, in the wood and I lost a bit of maple that I was counting on. Also, as I ran the thin strip of maple, 1/4 in thick , thru the planer the natural curl that pulled it upward, splintered the strips and again I lost some maple and purple heart. oh well, live and learn. If I had a drum sander, this would have been a better option to get the strips down to 1/8 for lamination. I had no plans or idea where to start the project and had to figure out all the angles and visual dimensions by playing around with a prototype. All in all it came out really nice. The pictures are terrible but this is what I have to work with in my small workshop. Thanks for looking. Have a safe woodworking day.

-- Eddie -

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#1 posted 12-11-2014 03:11 PM

That is a really nice design. The workmanship looks first rate.

-- Chris K

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Matt Nudi

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#2 posted 12-11-2014 03:24 PM

Nice job, you need to post some pics once you get the finish on! I made one of these this summer and I can understand some of the struggles getting the thin strips perfectly how you want them.

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

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#3 posted 12-11-2014 04:02 PM

Eddie as a guitar player myself I would like to make a suggestion. Put some type of cloth or non abrasive material on the bottom where the instrument sits. This will help to prevent it sliding off the stand. People, like my sons, don’t pay enough attention when they put the guitar down and if it gets bumped, it winds up on the floor. You can use a small piece of rubber or split tubing, my stands all have rubber tubing over the bottom rest arms.
Having said that , the stand is a work of art , good job ,I would love to have something that nice for my own instrument.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#4 posted 12-11-2014 04:53 PM

I have to agree with oltexboy1, I make a few stands now and then and use vegetable tanned saddle leather to cushion the bottom and the neck.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 12-11-2014 05:23 PM

Just bought a Telecaster and in need of a stand. I would love to learn how to bend wood. This is awesome! Great job.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 12-11-2014 06:43 PM

Super job and you learned some new things on the way. Way to go with working out the proportions. It came out spectacular.

Keep posting my friend.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#7 posted 12-11-2014 07:29 PM

Sweet project i dig the design, I’ve always wanted to try some bent wood stuff

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 12-11-2014 09:22 PM

Eddie- What type of adhesive did you use to laminate the wood strips together?

-- "Kneeling in Order to Stand"

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 12-11-2014 10:36 PM

I collect vintage instruments, and I’ve nade several stands for mine..I use Velcro for the neck rest, and also where the guitar rest on the bottom….I’ve tried a few other methods, but for me personally, I like the sticky-backed Velcro.

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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Eddie Elizondo

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#10 posted 12-11-2014 10:40 PM

Thanks guys. As I mentioned it is not finished yet, but I wanted to post this just for the sake of doing it. I thought of putting some leather but don’t know where to find it around here and I don’t want to drive around for four hours trying to find some. I thought of putting some of those felt pads on it as this would keep the guitar from getting scuffed every time she set it down. leather would be the ideal thing. still have time so I’ll search and see if there is a source close by. I thinned out the neck support as I thought it was too bulky and I also thinned out the back where the laminate hits the floor support. ————- Eddy_1287———As for what type of glue did I useI used tite bond II. I have used it before and it really does the trick. Thanks for all the feed back this is great. I just had a friend who saw the rough work and said he wanted one. Now he has seen the 99% finished piece and he says how soon can it get it to him. Isn’t woodworking great.

-- Eddie -

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#11 posted 12-11-2014 11:20 PM

Eddie, great looking stand and very inspirational. An online resource for leather is Tandy Leather, if you wanted to go that route. You should put together some plans for this beauty I bet you could get some takers. Your daughter should be thrilled with her dad’s craftsmanship. Well done!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Kaleb the Swede

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#12 posted 12-12-2014 02:10 AM

As a working professional guitarist this really appeals to me. Some felt at the bottom would hold it nicely. Amazing work!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#13 posted 12-13-2014 05:06 AM

I really like this and have no doubt your daughter will be head over heels.

-- Rick M,

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#14 posted 12-13-2014 01:23 PM

Woodart … love it!

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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