|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 11-23-2015 05:05 PM||2350 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
My wife mentioned that she would like a guitar stand at school. My task of making gifts for the family this year has taken away from the time that I was going to use to make he something really nice. So I thought I’d at least whip something off. The other project will be an I.O.U.
I started this by tracing the metal folding stand that we have at home so that the shape of the cradle would at least be close to what I needed. I then used that tracing to create a two part base. this was so that if desired, I could use real wood and keep the grain running the correct way for strength. I also saved my pattern for future endeavors. I know a few other folks who might appreciate these down the road of life.
I used 1/2 inch plywood for this stand however, since it’s effectively a prototype, plus it’s going to school. I traced the shape onto two pieces of plywood that were stuck together with carpet tape and cut them out on the band saw. Then I sanded the edges and faces smooth and rounded over the upper surfaces.
I joined the cradle to the back with glue and claps, adding a few small nails when things had set a bit. A single hinge was screwed on at the top, allowing the stand to fold, and a short chain keeps it from opening up too much.
I painted it satin black, again because it’s going to school and It probably shouldn’t stand out. I added padding to the areas where the guitar will contact. I used strips of self stick felt which I cut from a ‘felt blanket’.
One day I’ll make a nice stand along these lines. There’s plenty of room for fancyfying of this simple design.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!