|Project by msurvilo||posted 01-22-2015 12:10 AM||1746 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
Hey all. I was sick of using my case, and always using ugly guitar stands. I saw a fellow LJ’er (ajosephg) and his attempt at a wooden one he saw on guitarcenter.com and I thought he did a great job. I looked up the same one and drew up a design in autocad. Link to fullsize printable pdf/pattern is at the bottom of this page…
The mandolin stand is made of walnut from a friends old table top that got recycled, with a maple support and maple plugs.
The guitar stand is made of two different mahogany boards that were apparently very different, and a maple support and plugs. The guitar stand is going to need rubber pads to keep the guitar from slipping around but it’ll work just fine.
I biscuit jointed the two side pieces and screwed the support together under the plugs….
As for finish, I was going to use my usual shellac then rub on poly, but I coudln’t find any shellac and it was late and I was impatient…. So I mixed together some lacquer thinner and 100% pure tung oil in a 1:1 mixture. It’ll probably stay a little oily till the end of time but boy is it soft! As I sit here i’m a starting to worry about my mandolin finish dissolving a little with residual lacquer thinner. Maybe more rubber pads…
Thanks for looking.
-- Matt, California.