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Project by Ken Dixon posted 01-19-2013 03:11 PM 6981 views 39 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Using bent lamination I made this guitar stand for my son. It stands 34” tall, made from cherry and finished with a hand rubbed oil, polly, mineral spirits mixture then hand rubbed wax. The lamination’s for the curves are 1/8” thick glued together with Titebond 3.
After my son got his new guitar I started looking for a design but most of the ones I found just didn’t do it for me. As I searched the internet I kept coming back to Rebecca Urlacher’s design as one I really liked. After getting in touch with Rebecca she gave me her permission to use her design, thanks Rebecca.
I’m glad I kept the bending forms as he now has another guitar and looking for another stand.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 03:24 PM

That is nice. You did a fantastic job with the build. did the designer give you dimensions or did you base yours from a picture? The only thing I would change is use a darker felt pad. IMO the light color takes away from the beauty of the cherry.

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

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#2 posted 01-19-2013 03:25 PM

Very nice! The curves flow so well together.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 01-19-2013 03:28 PM

A real work of art.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 01-19-2013 03:36 PM

Wow, this is beautiful and so graceful with that ‘S’ curve. Very nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-19-2013 04:37 PM

Ken, Very nice and looks just right with the guitar on it.
It just oozes style.

-- 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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#6 posted 01-19-2013 05:17 PM

great job,it turned out very nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 01-19-2013 07:19 PM

I love it. I bet your glad you didn’t buy one after all ,yours is every bit as nice if not nicer than the one you copied. I am really glad she allowed you to use her design how did you copy it did you buy plans or just eyeball it and go for it with shoulders down and a hopeful heart Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 07:46 PM

Very elegant stand ! Won’t find one like that in the stores !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 07:54 PM

Thanks all for the kind words.
I didn’t use plans, I just went off the photos on Rebecca’s site and used my son’s guitar to get the correct size. Truly a custom stand for that guitar.
I agree Dan the felt pads are temporary. When I get some leather the felt will come off.

-- Ken, Kanata Ont. Canada

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#10 posted 01-20-2013 12:02 AM

Thats such an elegant stand. Im afraid I my guitar wouldn’t be worthy of a stand that nice! Good job!

-- Jay -

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#11 posted 01-20-2013 02:21 AM

That’s a real beauty! Nice job!

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#12 posted 01-20-2013 02:23 AM

Very nice work. I think it says something of your integrity to contact the designer and ask permission before making this. I would guess most people would just copy the design and not give it a second thought. Kudo’s to you!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#13 posted 01-20-2013 02:24 AM

Daily top 3 nothing, this is Daily number 1 in my book. Absolutely amazing!

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#14 posted 01-20-2013 03:09 AM

This is a BEAUTIFUL piece. I would be proud to put any of my guitars on it! Making the bottom rest a V or U shape (maybe the same shape as the base but smaller) would accomodate for a plug and cable to stay plugged in to the guitar while sitting on the stand while the player is on break. I hope I am not sounding critical – I couldn’t make it! Just a suggestion for if you start making more of them for your son. Again – this is a wonderful piece. I love the curved wood!

PS – I echo Paul’s statement above above your integrity to contact the designer for permission. Classy move.

-- Kirk

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#15 posted 01-20-2013 11:25 AM

Excellent job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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