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Project by rustedknuckles posted 08-07-2009 04:55 PM 4345 views 15 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Oak guitar stand, laminated.
This unit was a hoot to build, alot of glue and clamps. For once I had the foresight to make patterns of all the parts just on the off chance that it worked out. It has a bit of spring to it but is very stable. I need a better way of holding the neck to the yoke, the elastic band just doesn’t look good, I have an idea that involves magnets. If my two-year-old can’t knock it over then I consider it a sucess.

-- Dave- New Brunswick





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Mike Gager

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#1 posted 08-07-2009 04:59 PM

very neat! do you have amy in production pictures? id love to see more pics if youve got them

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#2 posted 08-07-2009 05:06 PM

As a matter of fact I do, but I won’t be able to post them until tonight or tomorrw.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#3 posted 08-07-2009 05:27 PM

Nice lamination work. You may be able to make a couple $$ reproducing these since you kept the forms. I can see an owner of a high-end guitar displaying it one one of these stands.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#4 posted 08-07-2009 05:31 PM

Thanks, I think my next one will be made from Jatoba, I’ve had great luck bending that stuff and it is near bullet proof.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#5 posted 08-07-2009 06:13 PM

Very nice! I can see you selling a few of these if you really want to.

-- time, there's never enough time...

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#6 posted 08-07-2009 06:25 PM

This is awesome. I love the design! I have really been having fun with bent laminations lately too.

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#7 posted 08-07-2009 06:26 PM

Thanks, I have been approached to do so but like your tag line reads, time, there’s never enough time…
I think the cost would scare buyers off too, I’d need to get about $250.00 per unit.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#8 posted 08-07-2009 06:38 PM

I was just at your web site Blake, slick site! I loved that table with the bent lamination! It kind of reminds me of an idea I had to build a slab top coffee table but with curved steel legs. Nice work!

I love bending wood, I started my wood working journey as a boat builder so I got to play with all the different bending tricks.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#9 posted 08-07-2009 07:44 PM

Nice job Check this web site for a similar design and a possible answer to you problem
http://www.woodcentral.com/contests/guitarstand/contest_guitarstandresults.shtml

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#10 posted 08-07-2009 10:46 PM

How cool is that! My son is trying to learn to play the guitar. Now I know of something I can attempt to make for him. (Note: attempt)

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#11 posted 08-07-2009 11:16 PM

Don’t get me wrong. Its a nice guitar, but you got any pics sans guitar?

-- Do something nice for somebody

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#12 posted 08-08-2009 06:01 AM

I know $250 sounds like a lot of money considering a cheapo metal tube stand can be had for $20 but I have several instruments that way outclass a $20 tube stand.If I didn’t have a 10 month old who will grab anything she can crawl to I would consider making a purchase for that money.You need to forget the mentality that “it’s just a guitar stand” and realize it is a piece of furniture at the least and a piece of art as a bonus.Target collectors and high end guitar shops and you will sell them.People dont put 1938 Martin 00018’s in $20 tube stands…at least I don’t. Just my 2 cents worth

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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#13 posted 08-08-2009 07:08 AM

super nice stand

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#14 posted 08-08-2009 01:44 PM

Great work, I’m going to have to make a couple of those too. I use laminations so much that I built my own press. It will a glue up 45” in length, 8” + wide and up to 8” thick. It’s also adjustable to remove the bottom beam and make it take a thicker glueup.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#15 posted 08-08-2009 07:20 PM

Great looking guitar stand. Personally, I think $250 is too low for a “hand-crafted, solid wood guitar stand”. Consider the time involved laminating, bending, and waiting for it all to dry; then the sanding and finishing. Don’t sell your time short! I agree with Hacksaw – target the collector and the high-end guitar shops – if a musician is going to lay out a couple of grand or more on a guitar, do they really want to display it on a metal tube frame? I don’t think so!

re the neck restraint – while the rubber band is unique, how about a slightly radiused piece, perhaps padded, that reaches between the ends of the yoke – one end pivots on a pin and the other end has a magnet to match a magnet in the yoke end. Small 3/8×3/8 cylindrical neodymium magnets would give plenty of holding power. Just a thought.

Great job!

Jim

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