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Project by JimYoung posted 12-05-2016 12:06 AM 652 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple guitar stand that will be a Christmas gift for my brother. The wood is African Mahogany and Maple. I’ve got a larger project going right now with Mahogany and I did this little project to see how Mahogany worked. I re-sawed the Mahogany from 4/4 stock and there was a lot of internal stresses and it bowed significantly. When I glued up the panels, I alternated the bow up and down and left them clamped flat for a few days. This appears to have stabilized them and they have stayed flat since.
Finish is Arm-R-Seal satin and I hand stitched on some leather from the craft store to protect his guitars. Last thing to do is add a leather strap between the two halves.

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 05:47 PM

Nicely done. This is something that’s been on my todo list for way to long.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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MrLaughingbrook

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 01:16 AM

re: I re-sawed the Mahogany from 4/4 stock and there was a lot of internal stresses and it bowed significantly.

me too w/ 8/4 Mahogany! I’d love to learn to avoid this. Is it my poor lumber purchase choice or what?

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 01:55 AM

This stand looks awesome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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JimYoung

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 02:31 AM

Hi Mr. LB,

When I started this project, I posted in one of the forums about my troubles with re-sawing. A few others had the same problem with Mahogany and re-sawing. The forum topic is here.

Thanks,

-- -Jim, "Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law." -- Solon

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