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Finished Guitar stand

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Project by Eddie Elizondo posted 12-15-2014 12:18 AM 2188 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished the guitar stand. I wish that I had used black leather for the protection. I have already noticed and made note of some changes for my next stand. The next one will be a bit more flowing and the the supports for the body will be changed to support a variety of guitars. I applied four coats of tung oil and buffed down with furniture paste wax. I looks sweet. Now back to the woodshop to start on two more. Isn’t woodworking great. Feedback is more than welcome.

-- Eddie -





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 01:26 AM

This stand had really turned out fantastic. How tall is the stand? Are you steam bending the wood? Can you show us what your bending forms look like?

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

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Eddie Elizondo

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 01:33 AM

This is the form I used. I kept playing with the angles and this really took a lot of time. I made both ends about six inches longer because I knew I was going to be trimming some off to adjust the angles. The overall height is about 35 inches tall and the width is about twenty at the widest point. I initially had problems ensuring the when clamping. I had some gaps on the lower part of the lamination. I used some caul blocks to even out the pressure points to get an even spread of clamping pressure. When doing the clamping, keep on eye on all of the layers of strips. Ensure that all of the layers are down and even, otherwise you will have some strips that be higher or lower and will add to problems to include twisting of the laminates with the finished product. I didn’t use steam as I used 1/8 thick strips. Any thicker and they will break because of the sharp curve.

-- Eddie -

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LumberingWoodworker

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 04:35 AM

Nice! I like the use of the bent wood laminates. They make it look more like functional art. One of these days I need to build a stand or two but many other projects need to be compleded first.

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Campzeke

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 01:28 PM

Very nice !!! I love the way it seems to flow from bottom to top. Looking forward to seeing the next one.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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scottishbob

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 06:32 PM

wet the strips with water first, then clamp them up without glue overnight, the strips will dry out in the rough shape of the form . once dry then re-clamp up with glue, it will make it a good bit easier to get the right curve also the spring back will be less.
nice stand

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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Northwest29

1494 posts in 1951 days


#6 posted 12-20-2014 08:39 AM

Eddie, thanks for the photo and information. I’m just going to have to take a shot at making one of these beautiful stands. The curves really make it a functional piece of “Art”. Again, well done!

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

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