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folding guitar stand 1.0(quick and dirty)

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Project by guitfiddleniick posted 05-23-2012 05:31 PM 3618 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my prototype for a folding guitar stand. Its made from the small piece of curly ash that I found under my bandsaw, while packing up my shop for a move. I used a butler’s tray hinge, and a piece of leather for the folding mechanism. I would love anybody’s ideas about how to make it more…......i don’t know what. It works good for the guitars I build. But won’t accept a guitar with only one cutaway of an acoustic. The finish is some crap that was caked in the bottom of a yogurt cup. The next time I post, will be in my new shop, in my new house.

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese





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will delaney

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 06:25 PM

I like it! It’s has a very strange look that is enhanced by the curly ash. Enjoy your new home and shop.Looking forward in seeing more guitars builds.

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OregonWoodRat

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 07:24 PM

Looks great for Yogurt crap. :)
The only suggestion I would have is to make it so it does not fold up if someone bumps it. Instead of a leather strap make it a piece of wood that locks the legs open. That is only a suggestion, It hink it is great as is.
:)

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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Skylark53

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 03:00 AM

This is good. Functional, original, nice to look at. Well done!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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489tad

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 11:31 PM

I think that stand looks great. I really like the folding aspect. Like OregonWR said about making a locking arm. With that concept the sky is the limit. Different woods, different feet design. For an acoustic maybe have one leg longer that the other and have it bend to reach the neck. Now your into bent wood, all kinds of possibilties.
Thanks for posting.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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guitfiddleniick

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#5 posted 05-25-2012 01:26 AM

Right on. Thanks everyone.I like this, I couldn;t agree more. The leather has gotta go. So, 489tad, I am having a difficult time getting a good image about your idea. I have no issue with bending wood, I do it all the time. Its all .Do you mind painting a little bit clearer picture of what you mean by one leg longer than the other? Whaddya mean, like around the front? I gotta say, it never even dawned on me that there were places on the internet, other than guitar suppliers, dirty little pictures of pommele bubinga and videos of loaf after rosewoody loaf of infill planes.There are actually like minded individuals talkin like minded things

-- Be the tool- Mark Ragonese

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