Guitar stand for my Dad

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Project by jmartel posted 12-29-2015 05:48 AM 2046 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I was back visiting my parents, I noticed that my Dad had been playing his guitar every night. He hasn’t really picked it up for a few years, so it was something unexpected. I also noticed that he just propped it up in the corner when he was done with it. Because of this, I decided to make a guitar stand for him for Christmas.

The design is shamelessly stolen from . The wood is some curly cherry that I’ve been holding onto for a while now since Cherry is his favorite wood. Since it needs to be shipped, it can be easily broken down into 3 pieces. The head piece which holds the guitar is wrapped with double stick tape and bicycle grip tape.

Finish is Garnet Shellac, then rubbed with #0000 steel wool and paste wax to give a nice satin sheen to it. Quick and easy build for christmas.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#1 posted 12-29-2015 05:54 AM

If he doesn’t like it then you need a new father. Luke skywalker would probably work.

Looks good.

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#2 posted 12-29-2015 06:35 AM

Nice work Jmart, beautiful grain there.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#3 posted 12-29-2015 09:07 AM

Wow, that’s some sweet cherry! Stand looks great. I’m sure you’re Dad will love it!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#4 posted 12-29-2015 12:32 PM

Beauty !

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#5 posted 12-29-2015 01:46 PM

Good work jmart. A mighty classy stand.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 12-29-2015 02:48 PM

Yep, she’s a good one. Nice job.

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#7 posted 12-29-2015 03:29 PM

Great looking stand Jmart!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#8 posted 12-29-2015 04:07 PM


-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#9 posted 12-29-2015 04:43 PM

Looks great Jmart!

-- "I am hiring a realtor if and when the day comes a lion is on my roof."

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#10 posted 12-29-2015 04:56 PM

Thanks guys. I’m starting to get the hang of this finishing stuff. It was a pretty quick and easy build. All made from the same board so the grain stays consistent.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#11 posted 12-29-2015 06:44 PM

Looks really nice jmart – bet your dad will be real happy.

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#12 posted 12-29-2015 07:40 PM

Very nice. That cherry is stunning.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#13 posted 12-29-2015 07:43 PM

High praise, my wife says: ooooooooohhhh

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#14 posted 12-29-2015 10:06 PM


-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 12-30-2015 03:20 AM

Bueno buddy. I might have to clone it. My metal guitar stand is hideous.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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