|Project by ajosephg||posted 12-31-2010 12:25 AM||16194 views||35 times favorited||43 comments|
I made this Guitar Stand for my daughter (who lives in Germany). I was inspired by photos of a Taylor Guitar Stand on the web, and several Lumberjocks have also built similar stands. Cudo’s to Hokiemojo for his input on how he built his version.
Normally I wouldn’t use knock down furniture fastners, but I thought that this is an appropriate application for them as it would be expensive to ship a pre-assembled unit overseas.
I used walnut for the side pieces, and maple for the center section and the finish is polyurethane. I used self stick felt strip so the guitar’s finish won’t touch the stand.
There may be a problem with the felt. When I took the stand to a friend’s house to use his guitar for the last photograph I learned that if the guitar is not well centered on the stand it will rotate sidewise and the neck could hit the wall (or floor) if not caught. In other words, the felt to guitar interface is slippery. I’m now thinking about removing the felt and replacing them with some soft rubber bumpers. Any input folks?
For those who are interested, here are the major construction steps.
Made a full sized pattern using drafting paper with a 1/4 inch grid. (I bought the graph paper at a repographics center, and it “ain’t cheap.) I hand sketched the basic contours onto the paper and then used a french curve to smooth them up. The arc’s on the center section are segments of a circle which were drawn using a machinest trammel. The pattern was copied onto 1/4 inch plywood which was used to mark the glue ups. After cutting the glueups to about 1/8 inch oversize using a band saw, the pattern was attached to the wood with carpet tape. Fiinal profile was cut with a pattern cutting router bit with a router table. The angles on the feet were “cut” after assembly by attaching 80 grit sand paper to a table top with carpet tape and sliding the feet back and forth until the feet were in the same plane as the table top.