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Project by ackychris posted 02-25-2010 08:16 AM 3009 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this as a Christmas present for my brother—I’m only about two months behind schedule on it, and pretty proud of it. It’s basically my first completed project. It’s from a very straight-grained sipo board I had laying around, finished with a little Danish oil rubbed in, and a lacquer topcoat. The legs and body/neck rests are all joined to the column with handcut and chiseled mortise-and-tenons (my first attempt at mortise and tenon joinery!), and I doweled through the leg joints to give my too-loose tenons a little extra strength. I designed it with an electric guitar in mind, though I wish I’d made it a bit bigger so it could work with my brother’s acoustic if he wanted. I cut the parts out on my Ridgid 14” bandsaw, laying it out to minimize weak short-grain. I spokeshaved the parts into the profiles I had in mind, and did the joinery last. All in all, I’m super-proud of this project, and more than a little relieved that it does, in fact, take the weight of a heavy electric guitar without shattering. I still have to get around to rubbing out the lacquer, and it might need one more coat—I’m still getting the hang of brushing lacquer.

Okay, I just added a couple more pictures. I got around to rubbing out the lacquer today, and it looks waay better. Hard to tell in these pics, ‘cause my photography is not great and I’m too tired to try to get a great pic, but it really looks nice now. If I get around to it, I’ll try to take a better pic, but I probably won’t—I’d rather start a new project. Sometime I’ll learn how best to photograph my projects, but not this weekend—I got a fever, and the only prescription is more wood-shavings.

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris





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Junji

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 09:18 AM

Welcome to LJ!
This is very unique and great looking guitar stand! Good job!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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dustbunny

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 12:42 PM

Sweet stand !!
Very nice work : )

Lisa

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PeteMoss

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 02:01 PM

I would love one of those. Looks great.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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jayjay

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 02:59 PM

Excellent. I could use a few of those for my guitars.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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Jon Spelbring

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 04:01 PM

Very nicely done – you should feel proud. I’m sure your brother will love it! It looks alive (and hungry for a guitar).

-- To do is to be

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christherookie

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 04:07 PM

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

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MarkWilk

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 06:07 PM

Beautify stand. Are you building a guitar, too?

-- Mark, Florida, http://penturner.wordpress.com/

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#8 posted 02-25-2010 06:21 PM

Very cool

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webwood

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#9 posted 02-25-2010 06:27 PM

nice design

-- -erik & christy-

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 08:58 PM

You did a great job. It sure makes my metal store bought ones look tacky

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Skylark53

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 01:29 AM

Very nice. Original, practical. Your brother should be very proud-and you too.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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noknot

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#12 posted 02-26-2010 04:09 AM

Great work now build the guitar to match

-- GO DAWGS!

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ackychris

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#13 posted 02-26-2010 05:46 AM

Thanks everyone! The only thing I regret is trying to blend the joints with “red mahogany” putty. Under the lacquer, it came out looking grayish-brown. I maybe should have just left the joins exposed.

-- I hate finishing. I never manage to quit while I'm ahead. --Chris

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SgtSnafu

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#14 posted 02-26-2010 06:31 PM

Well Done Stand, I am sure your brother is pleased.

Thank you for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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flowchart_jockey

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#15 posted 02-27-2010 01:56 AM

This looks a lot nicer than my folding plastic stand. Although I think my guitar would look even uglier on a stand like this one. Great job.

-- Why make it easy when you can make it difficult?

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