|Project by woodworker59||posted 01-18-2014 05:45 PM||2502 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
well here is my new guitar stand, its made of cherry and walnut with just a splash of maple.
I carved this by hand, in pic 2 you can see the ankle, which I carved from one piece. I made 4 of them before I got one I liked. the angle had to be just right to support the guitar neck and belly together without tipping one way of the next. I have seen guitars fall off stands, and snap the headstock right off.. Had it happen to the other guitar player in one of my bands. made for a quick dash to local guitar store to buy guitar right before the gig. anyhow… the feet are mortised into position and made of walnut, I used two part epoxy to hold them in the mortise, don’t want to have to worry about them getting loose over time. the neck support in the last pic has an angled sliding dovetail, to correct for the sway in the neck of the stand, I needed to angle the joint of the support to make it parallel with the legs. As you can see in the third pic, it holds my jumbo acoustic electric with ease. I like the slightness of it. does not appear to be big or strong enough to support the guitar, but it works very well. I made a matching music stand, but have not taken the pics yet.. Soon…Hope you enjoy…. Papa