|Project by Granddaddy1||posted 09-16-2012 08:40 PM||5115 views||20 times favorited||6 comments|
This proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated. I had a request from a relative to build a guitar stand. Simple, right? The problem came when I started researching designs. I found nothing out there that I liked! I finally settled on the concept you see pictured—sort of. There were several “in-process” design changes on this project, and I have to say that far and away the best design input came from my wife. I also have to credit her for the great work attaching the leather padding at the base and yoke contact points. She did a beautiful job. Much too meticulous for me! Incorporating leather into the project was new to me, and we probably could not have done it without all the good input I received from fellow LJ members to my forum request for help. Thanks, guys!
The yokes are adjustable to accomodate different guitar sizes and types. There is a bolt coming up through the bottom of the yoke into an insert nut in the bottom of the finial. This bolt is the only mechanical fastener on the project. The stands are put together with hidden dowels and mortise and tenon construction. I made MDF templates for each piece, cut them close on the bandsaw, and finished with a template cutting bit on the router table.
One of these is shipping out as a gift on Monday. I’m sure the other two will be gone soon. We have one son and two sons-in-law that are guitar players. There might be more of these in the future.
Thanks for looking!
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