Mandolin stand

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Project by robert triplett posted 12-31-2010 02:21 AM 5516 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of the stands I have built for my wife. Canarywood and Peruvian walnut. The ring at the top is hinged with a hook and eye for closing. Like one posted earlier today, this is loosely based on a Taylor Guitar design. I’m not trying to outdo anyone. I was just reminded to finally post these. I added the center post to give the mandolin’s neck some stability. I used Tung Oil Finish. I glued on some felt wherever the instrument would touch. The other stand is for her guitar, a little Taylor ( I think, it’s hard to keep up with her ‘tools’). It is Bubinga and has a center support, but the neck is open. That is her prized Breedlove mandolin, designed by her cousin, Kim Breedlove. It had to have a nice stand! I have had requests for these from some of her friends, but they don’t have the influence my wife has for getting me to do projects!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 12-31-2010 02:53 AM

Good job. The rounded edges really look nice, and I really like your neck support, should keep an expensive instrument from hitting the deck.

Think I’ll add it to mine, since I haven’t shipped it yet.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 12-31-2010 03:55 PM

This came out really well. It is a unique look since I haven’t seen too many mandolin stands.

I really like the sculpted look.

ours share a lot of similarities but are completely different!

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#3 posted 12-31-2010 06:46 PM

WOW Robert, VERY nice indeed.
Nice chatting with you yesterday.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#4 posted 12-31-2010 08:07 PM

Beautifully done, and it looks hardy and stable.

-- Mangling good wood since 2005.

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#5 posted 01-01-2011 10:34 PM

ooh it’s lovely!
a beautiful stand for a beautiful instrument, waiting for beautiful music

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 09:00 PM

Very nice

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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