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Project by David Grimes posted 11-24-2011 09:48 AM 1224 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m finishing a guitar, so in the shop it’s hard to find a good resting and working place for something so oddly shaped that really needs a soft clean place to rest.

I took a countertop sink drop that I ripped down to size from the original 22” x 33”, some leftover black cut and loop automotive carpet, a black padded lumbar support from Wal-mart that got chopped and scissored to size, and lots of 3M Super Trim Adhesive yellow (the permanent stuff), then made a proper benchtop support.

I spent about an hour on this. It was just what I need. Total cost ? One hour of my time.

The closest store bought equivalent…

was $42.42 plus shipping, but it is a roll-out and not as substantial. And not as free. ;=)

Thanks for stopping in.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia





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mafe

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#1 posted 11-24-2011 12:01 PM

Clever choice.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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ajosephg

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#2 posted 11-24-2011 12:08 PM

That’s pretty slick.

Where did you get the automotive carpet? I need some to cover a foot rest for my wife, so she can raise her legs while traveling.

-- Joe

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patron

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#3 posted 11-24-2011 01:51 PM

cool inovation

and the price is sure nice

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 04:17 PM

Sure beats the $42 version!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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dspahn

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#5 posted 11-24-2011 05:37 PM

DIY FTW!!!

Is that a Gibson head stock? The Les Paul Standard is next on my guitar wish-list, after having fulfilled the Fender American Strat (Blackie) and Taylor wants. ;)

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David Grimes

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#6 posted 11-24-2011 09:07 PM

@ajosephg, I’ve had that carpet for over a year for some still incomplete custom automotive sound installation in my project car. But, it is available at Walmart and Autozone for about $10 a roll. The 3M canned spray glue will stick it to anything.

@dspahn, That was a generic square “boat paddle” head stock. Glad you recognize it as a Gibson since that was my intention when cutting it and sanding it. I’m blogging that build and finish on LJ if you care to take a peek.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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dspahn

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 10:00 PM

Nice job with the replication. Sure looks Gibson-ish! I’ll definitely check out your blog. :)

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ajosephg

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#8 posted 11-25-2011 04:06 AM

Thanks, David. Two of my least favorite places to shop. LOL.

-- Joe

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