Guitar Stands

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 09-16-2012 08:40 PM 7260 views 20 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 08:51 PM

I like this design! I would like to make something similar in the future. Thanks for posting and giving me some ideas!

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 09:15 PM

Great design Ron

nice to have a project that

you could both work on

I always consult Granny (my wife

before completing a design.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 09:30 PM

i really like these, ive wanted to make one for some time, and actually did get part of the way done and realized my design was off, so it was made into something else…i might do something like these…really nice job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 10:20 PM

Surperb design, being adjustable to boot. Your right guitar stands are pretty bland but these look great. I have a few signed Randy Rhoads and Bon Scott guitars I just keep in a box but now you are giving me some ideas…. Thanks…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 10:25 PM

Jam on Ron. Very nice. I don’t play guitar, but, I’m sure the receivers of any one of these will be thrilled.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 09-16-2012 10:46 PM

Stellar job on the guitar stands, Ron…....beautifully done…..Nice choice of woods…..I see you decided to go with the leather…...your wife did a stellar job on the application, too….Looks great…..I know you’re proud of them…...Ever who gets them will be ,also…......

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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