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Project by Flip posted 1962 days ago 5957 views 11 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I HAD THIS CRAZY IDEA OF BENDING A GUITAR TO MAKE AN ARTISTIC TABLE. THE INSPIRATION CAME FROM DALI MELTING CLOCKS. I WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING SURREAL THAT LOOKED LIKE THE WOOD WAS FLOWING OR MELTING. AFTER 2 YEARS OF THOUGHT AND DESIGNING THESE ARE THE RESULTS.
I USED BEAUTIFULLY FIGURED QUILTED MAPLE. I LAMINATED SOME WALNUT IN THE MIDDLE, AND MORE MAPLE ON THE BOTTOM. I CUT AND FORMED THE BODY. I CUT IT APART AND MITERED IT BACK TOGETHER, SO THE BEAUTIFUL GRAIN FLOWED CONTINUOUSLY OVER THE BEND. I PURCHASE A NICE GUITAR NECK THAT IS THE STYLE OF THE GIBSON LES PAUL GUITAR. I AIRBRUSH RED AND YELLOW DYE’S AROUND THE EDGES AND MIDDLE. I CHOOSE CO-ORDINATING DICHROIC AND IRRIDESCENT GLASS FOR THE INLAYS. WITH THE GLASS INLAYS I SIMULATED THE KNOBS, PICK GUARD, PICKUPS AND BRIDGES.
I USED WALNUT FOR THE LEGS AND SIMULATED A LEATHER STRAP GOING FROM THE BODY, FLOWING ON THE FLOOR, AND BACK UP TO THE BODY. I FINISHED WITH MULTI COATS OF HIGH GLOSS LACQUER. I PUT GOLD SPARKLE IN THE FIRST COAT OF LACQUER.
THIS BENT GUITAR TABLE REPRESENTS A GIBSON LES PAUL WITH A SUNBURST FINISH.

-- Phil Daniels





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Chris Cunanan

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#1 posted 1962 days ago

just curious if you don’t mind sharing, what do you sell these for? seems like you may have found a niche, I love it when people do that I am happy for them…my sister’s ex-bf now has a 5k sq ft shop with 9 employees all making good money, and it started from his first sale making a crazy custom drum set out of a bicycle frame.

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darryl

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#2 posted 1962 days ago

that’s a pretty cool idea!
congrats on the quick sale.
I really like what you did with the walnut legs.

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trifern

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#3 posted 1962 days ago

Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Grapevine

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#4 posted 1962 days ago

That’s cool
I like the artistic work. Gotta Fender Strat?

-- Jeff - Grapevine, Texas

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UnstoppableDrew

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#5 posted 1962 days ago

That’s awesome. Nicely executed.

-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.

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Rob W

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#6 posted 1962 days ago

This is SOOOOO COOL!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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scott shangraw

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#7 posted 1962 days ago

These are neat!!!Great idea.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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Woodhacker

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#8 posted 1961 days ago

Another nice one.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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artsnarf

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#9 posted 1865 days ago

Gawd! Thats the cats pajamas!

-- The Earth is slow,Yet the oxen are patient

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smoke

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#10 posted 1510 days ago

a new dali in wood! dali being the surrealist painter most known for his “the persistence of memory” painting with the clocks kind of melting over the edge of a table or something. nevertheless, great artwork!

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Rick Boyett

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#11 posted 1470 days ago

Words do not properly convey the level of awesome in that table.. (^_^)

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Michael Brailsford

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#12 posted 1383 days ago

very original! I like it.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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tomd01

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#13 posted 1355 days ago

I have been playing around with a similar idea; but you take the WOW factor to another level

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mrg

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#14 posted 1331 days ago

That is one cool table.

-- mrg

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ralbuck

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#15 posted 60 days ago

I sure hope that this group never gets NORMAL!!

Very neat and W—I—L—-D—!

-- just rjR

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