West-Aussie Sheoak Guitar Stand

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Project by JordsWoodShop posted 04-13-2012 07:36 AM 11929 views 25 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this guitar stand for the father of two very good friends of mine for his 50th birthday.

The design is basically a copy of the “Take a Stand” line of guitar stands, but with the company being based in America it would have been pretty difficult to get one over here in Australia before the big date, so I decided to make one him on instead.

The stand is made entirely out of Westen Australian Sheoak wich would have to be one of my favorite woods, its got an unmistakable grain pattern with amazing ray flakes that you just dont get in any other australian hardwood.

Construction is very basic, with a simple mortice and tenon secures the stand to the base, and that is held in place with screws (no glue so it can be disassembled), The jaw up top that holds the guitar is just made out of off cuts from the slab and held in place with a single dowel and glue.

Finished with my go-to Danish Oil finish, and a single coat of buffing oil.

-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#1 posted 04-13-2012 12:04 PM

That turned out really nice. I saw the beginnings of it in your latest video post and wondered how it might turn out. I really like the simplicity of the design. And in my opinion the Gibson SG is one of the sexiest guitars ever made. What a great combination!

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#2 posted 04-13-2012 12:54 PM

Very cool stand. Wish I had one for my bass. Hey might have to make one of my own. Thanks for the idea.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#3 posted 04-13-2012 01:06 PM

Very nice stand. I have a couple of guitars at home that would love a new spot to hang out!
Thanks for sharing.
Well done.

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#4 posted 04-13-2012 10:04 PM

wow reminds m of my SG which i regret selling. Awesome stand for a worthy guitar.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#5 posted 04-14-2012 03:55 AM

Thanks for all the comments!

Yep the SG is one of the greatest guitars out there, that is why the one in the photo is mine! :D

The stand is actually going to be used for another great guitar, the Gibson LesPaul, But seeing my SG sitting on this stand i think i might have to make another one for my pride and joy.


-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 04:28 AM

Very nice stand indeed.

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

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#7 posted 04-14-2012 11:24 AM

Nice Axe Stand “Dude”

Really, very nicely done – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 01:21 PM

yeah baby.

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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#9 posted 04-14-2012 01:51 PM

Good design, well done

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 08:56 PM

That looks great!!

I’m not a musician but I have to wonder if you should hang a guitar like that? Any chance of warping the neck??

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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